While outside today, I overheard two ladies discussing their fear of taking big risks. And later, I heard another discussion of whether one’s fate is the result of effort or destiny.

The two discussions caused me to consider my beliefs. While I believe in universal forces outside of our control, I think our choices play a part in our destiny. If we chose to ignore our true passions, we may live feeling a sense of regret that never really goes away…until we do something about it. When we do, the universe often lines things up for us in a way that we could not have imagined.

The only way to discover your path is to take the risk to walk into unknown territory. And then keep walking. You will eventually find your road. After all, if your path was obvious, the fun of discovering one’s purpose would be lost!

Besides, if it doesn’t work out, you can always begin again :)


Photo source: find your path (Joshua Tree National Park, California)