For some people, their path is paved by the teachings and model of Jesus Christ. For others, the path is provided by the teachings and model of Mohammed. Still, others may find a path inspired by the teachings of Ghandi, or Nelsen Mandela, or Martin Luther King, Jr. or John Lennon, or Buddha, or Pope Francis, or Lao Tzu, or Confucius. The point is, there is a path we each can take that speaks to us as individuals. We choose our paths willingly because we have free will and we have the gifts of minds, hearts, creativity, and the capacity to be inspired to guide us.
It is arrogance and ignorance to think or assume that one path is superior to any other. The journey is what shapes us and helps define us. The path we choose for ourselves is neither better or worse than any other path– it is simply the path that has inspired us to take the journey.
Along the way, we can change direction, choose a different path, consider other roads to tread upon to reach our destination. We understand that the journey in itself is at least as important as the destination. The hardest part of any journey though is the beginning–taking the first step, making that choice to go on that journey. For we do not know what each possible path has in store for us. Every journey is a leap of faith and a test in courage.
But life would be pretty dull if we just stood around and waited for life to happen. And then there is the destination to think about. Isn’t there more to life than just waiting for something to happen?
Be your own miracle and be a miracle for others and see where you end up.