The path is always ours to choose

There is no right or wrong path.

There is just the one that we choose to take, and we choose every single step, every twist and turn, every diversion, every deviation, every change in direction, every single thing is down to us and our choices.

Even how we choose to react to accidents, bumps in the road, potholes, traffic jams, the road ahead is ours and it always will be, whatever happens.

We choose the next step, the next turn, to go faster, to go slower, to stop and then when to carry on or turn back.

Whatever it is, we choose it, so there is no point in wondering where to go next, just let the flow of this moment take you to it and the choices you make now, not the thoughts of the choice you may take as they rarely come to fruition and when they do the road is different to when you made your decision. So it never turns out as you thought it would so there is no point in over-thinking it, just do or do not.

Take the next step now and don’t worry the path is there for you whatever comes.

Doing versus outcomes

It’s outcomes that create the challenge not the doing.

Outcomes are what we are conditioned to focus on and as an outcome is a future event it causes us to engage with thought of the future. As the future doesn’t exist it creates uncertainty in us and further thought. We become obsessed with the outcome and thus get stuck in our thought, which leads to sabotage and then we end up not doing. Then we do not achieve our goals.

Doing is an action that can only be done in the present, we can only ever do something right now and therefore it does not engage the thinking mind in contemplating an outcome and possible failure or success. We fear both and, in fact, often we fear success more as it takes out of our comfort zone.

If we spend our time thinking about the end result, we will not do anything.

So if we just focus on the doing and enjoy the doing right now in this conscious moment then the outcome is irrelevant because only by doing something will we achieve our goals.