Do You Wonder If You Are On The Right Path?

point reyes with our happy dogs

Have you ever wondered if you have chosen the right path? And you get sad coming to the conclusion you have not?  From time to time I wonder about it too. Like yesterday.

I was feeling down, looking at things in retrospective. It was my 17th anniversary of coming to the US.  And I kept asking myself all the wrong questions.  I wondered if I’d achieve more if I had chosen a different path. 

One path to consider was: if I created more art from the beginning, I’d…   The other path was: I should have studied road building. Be an engineer. But the truth is, if I really want it, I can still do it. Later.  So thinking like this is pointless.

A path is a path.

There may be forking paths and lost paths.  Side tracked paths.  And “how the hell did I get here?!” paths. In the end I do believe we find our clear path. And everything we experienced on the “wrong” paths will condense into our unique wisdom we can put to use on our “right path” because at the right time,  we will gravitate towards it. 

There are no wrong paths. We collect experiences wherever we are. The only wrong thing is to stay too long in a place where we are unhappy.

One of the Four Commitments for Centenarian Mindfulness is:

“The present moment is never too late to make commitments”  Dr. Mario Martinez 

There is a point when you know you have to get on a different path.

If you are looking for a sign here is one: if you want it- it’s your path.

If you are looking for more signs, more things to consider, click here.