“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’ve always been my own person – doing what I want when I want, forging my own path, dancing to the beat of my own drum, following my heart.
But now there seems to be so many voices.
It was alright, at first. I wasn’t sure what to do in this certain situation, so I did what anyone would do – asked for advice. But now it’s as though its taken on a life of it’s own.
Everyone seems to be putting their two cents in and some I didn’t even know were aware of my situation. Everyone always seems to have something to say.
At first all the voices were separate, but then, somewhere along the way, they all morphed together. They all feel like they’re yelling inside my head. And this is how conflict is born. This is how we lose ourselves. This is how we lose our own happiness and do things we don’t want to do.
And now I feel more conflicted then I did before.
There’s a pressure in my head and a heaviness in my chest that wasn’t there before. I used to be happy, always smiling and always laughing (but I know this is just a rough patch). Instead of listening to the entire Peanut Gallery, I really only have to listen to myself.
The secret is…I’ve always known what to do. I’ve always known what I wanted to do. I’ve known what works and what doesn’t and I’ve always known what to do in this certain situation. It’s clear to me now that I’ve know since the beginning. And its always been me following my heart and doing what I feel is right.
No one knows me better then me.
No one knows the situation better then me.
No one knows my mind, my thoughts, better then me.
No one knows my heart better then me.
And that’s what I think it really comes down to – figuring out what makes you happy and following your heart. Only you know what’s best for you. Only you know what you want and what will make you happy. It’s your life. So forge your own path, wonder into the woods of life and see what’s out there. Some people might say you’re wrong. And maybe you will be. But as long as you don’t look back with regrets and follow your heart, then, you did what was right for you.
So that’s what I’m going to do. It’s what I’ve been doing since the beginning – following my heart.