When facing decisions and changes in life, it is common for people to tell you to follow your heart. But sometimes the heart can be confused or corrupted in some way, and it can be better to instead follow your feet.
When you have spent a lifetime making plans, preparing for the future, and being responsible and sensible, the idea of simply ending up where you end up can be daunting. This approach requires faith and a trust that somewhere between your own intentions and those of the universe, you will find yourself in the place you are meant to be.
“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
Following your feet goes beyond the usual “living one day at a time”. It is one moment at a time, one step at a time, and one encounter at a time.
“One of the most important steps on our journey is the one in which we throw away the map. In jettisoning the grids and brambles of our own preconceptions, perhaps we are better able to find the real secrets of each place.”
No longer can you consider the future consequences of each available choice. No longer should you look to the horizon. You need to simply close your eyes, let the wind push you where you need to go, follow the sounds of home, and keep your faith, no matter which path you find your feet walking along.
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