Well, that isn’t entirely true. If you’re following your own heart, you’re not walking on anyone else’s beaten path.
You may feel lost from time to time because you’re creating your own path, and it won’t exist until you do. Like an explorer charting wild and unknown territory, you have the opportunity to discover the secrets you have hidden deep within.
If you can let go of needing to know where you’re going all of the time, and allow yourself to be wherever you’re at, you might even enjoy being lost sometimes. Getting lost helps you to discover and uncover new paths for yourself.
You are far greater than you might be able to know or see for yourself right now. Getting lost from time to time helps you to learn more about your strengths, and what you’re actually made of.
If you don’t need to match to a socially acceptable version of you, a pre-packaged assembly line factory version of how you ‘should’ be, you can create a one of a kind life, yours. You are the author of your own book, the director of your own movie. The choices you make are all your own.
There is no guarantee that walking on your own path will take you in any exact direction or to any perfect conclusion. So much is out of your control. There is also no guarantee that walking on a prefab path will get you where you want to be, either. It may appear easier, and many would rather follow the path already laid out for them. That’s fine, and also not your problem. Your job is to decide what you want to do, and then do it.
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