Hold On or Let Go?
In spiritual circles there is much talk about the path you’re on. How one person’s path is not better than another’s, how they are merely different paths. You also hear a lot about the journey: a heart’s journey, a soul’s journey, a hero’s journey, the journey often synonymous with life. Paths and journeys, journeys and paths.
But what if there is a third option, something that we can use to contrast and help us determine when to hold on and when to let go? Let’s consider this:
Adults follow paths, while children explore. Children explore.
Do you see the difference, no matter how subtle it may appear? And if you don’t see the difference, can you feel it?
Adults follow paths. Paths lead somewhere—somewhere the adult is probably invested in—already married to the outcome the adult is seeking. The path that leads to the promotion. The path that leads to glory.
While children explore, especially young children. They explore for the fun of it, for the curiosity of it, for the sheer thrill of it…but not for the outcome of it. Children are not invested in the end result.
Before you set off on your next journey or choose your next path, just reflect for a moment and ask yourself, “Is this a path-sort-of-thing or would I be better served to simply explore?” Depending on the context, it could reasonably be either.
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