The pursuit of right path

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading”
― Gautama Buddha

This quote by Buddha can be interpreted in different ways but it ignites the thought in my mind that ‘am I on the right path?’

We don’t really have free will until we are an adult because we do not possess the understanding until that age to make our own choices. And by then the choices that are made for us already set us on a course that gives limited freedom in the choices to be made. But the pursuit of the right path still continues for many.

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clicked at George Everest point, Mussoorie

Some people just follow the path of least resistance and keep going with the flow and some take a little risk according to their capacity and understanding.

It’s all well and good to look back after the fact and see what we should have done, but we rarely know what path is best when we take that first step. But there is a direct correlation between the results and the number of experiments one performs, So I guess it’s not too bad to try.

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The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we take, Maybe it just matters that we should take a road at least.

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way to Lansdowne

“When your footsteps and thoughts carry you down the same path your heart and soul are directing you, you will know without a doubt that you are headed in the right direction.”
― Molly Friedenfeld

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“Pardon all runners,
All speechless, alien winds,
All mad waters.

Pardon their impulses,
Their wild attitudes,
Their young flights, their reticence

When a message has no clothes on
How can it be spoken.”
― Thomas Merton

 

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “The pursuit of right path

  1. “The choices that are made for us already set us on a course that gives limited freedom in the choices to be made.”

    I loved this statement. A wonderful post full of wisdom!

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  2. “Some people just follow the path of least resistance and keep going with the flow”

    What I say is,

    Plan, but leave room for adjustment

    I remember when I was in college one of my professors challenged us in one of those huge lecture halls on why we sat in the same seat everyday.

    We are creatures of habit because habit doesn’t require us to think, it’s the least resisted path.

    Sometimes though you need to have the foresight to make adjustments for your long term interest

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    1. Well said 🙂
      The ability to pivot and readjust is necessary when you set out to get something in a long term because circumstances surrounding your path may change a lot.
      Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts 🙂

      Like

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