Does Your Path Have Heart?
“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.” – Carlos Castaneda
What kind of measuring sticks can we use to see if our path has a heart?
It calls deeply to you. There’s always something you’ve been doing all your life because it’s at your core. It’s easy and natural and constant. It makes your heart sing when you do it. It lets you laugh out loud in joy. What is that path for you? What has been calling you all your life?
You love to do it. You do it often. You do it with deep satisfaction. Expressing this aspect of your journey creates such joy that you can hardly wait to begin to offer it each day.
Your passion for it is compelling. Your calling is so strong you cannot do anything else.
You experience being in a deep place of service. The path you are on is a gift to others, to the world, to you. Each time you express this gift, this calling, you feel it touching hearts.
The more deeply you follow the path of your calling, the more fulfilling it becomes. You become better at walking it. Better at sharing it. Better at being it.
Follow your path with heart.
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