Alice came to a fork in the road. “Which road do I take?” she asked.
“Where do you want to go?” responded the Cheshire cat.
“I don’t know,” Alice answered.
“Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
At one point in our lives, there comes a time when we are confused and we do not know what to do. We rethink our past and have “what ifs”, after we move forward aimlessly, just moving with no final destination. Seasons change and time pass and yet we still feel that we are in the exact same place where we started.
One thing we have to accept about life is that it is full of choices. Roadblocks are part of the package. They are there so we can pause and think about what we really want. Worse, they will appear again and again until we learn our lesson. We must continue to move forward and become better.
We must be open to change. It may seem as if we have no direction, but in reality we are learning. Each day and experience is full of new things to see or do. We just have to be open. Options will always be there. We must accept that we cannot take both roads at the same time. There are things we can and cannot do in a personal capacity, but either way it contributes to our well-being if we allow it to.
So if you don’t know where you are heading, just live. Take it easy and enjoy the ride. In the end the road you took will not matter and most likely there will be no regrets because you have probably gained so much more than what you have asked for.
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Originally posted on October 21, 2011 @ 6:56 pm