Monday, February 07, 2005

The choices we make

When we think of “The road less traveled,” what does that mean?

It is not literally a road, but a direction in which one has chosen to travel. It is a choice. It is a thought about how one chooses to live his/her life. Thousands of smaller choices support the main choice or purpose of one's life.

Many of the choices are made at a subconscious level, nevertheless the choices are internal; each choice taking us further along its chosen path or diverting it to a new experience or unscheduled stopover along the way.

It is these extended experiences that allow us to recognize that we are on course or not, because we learn to evaluate our life from a point of relationship. For instance if we notice that we have run off the road onto the earth road, we also notice that we are not on the road moving in our intended direction.

We may be headed to the East coast from the West, and how long it takes us is determined mostly by how many times we have turned north or south. The road less travelled is more or less made up of these side trips. The journey from East to West never ends and we eventually come across the starting point.

We create the road less travelled through choice.

The road less travelled is yours uniquely. No one else can experience it in the same way; your life can never be duplicated, only copied. Your life makes for great copy, with all its side trips and tourist traps that have been chosen in a lifetime.

Others will want to follow and have the same experiences. None will be able to achieve what you have done.

The road less travelled is your life’s experiences, it is what you are doing here, it is not a place you go to, it is what you are creating.

The journey is in fact a road that no one else can travel.

Do not simply seek, the road less travelled, create it.

Otherwise, we may just want to be different simply for the sake of being different.

Won't we want to make the best choices in our life?


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