“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”
– Joseph Campbell
I came across this quote and was struck…I stood still for a moment in time and really thought about it. I had a flashback at the same time, of my friend Sarah and I talking about this very subject. How it seems as if there are so many possible paths, but perhaps in fact we might already have a pre-determined track to follow. We just see all the other paths left and right, but we are moving straight ahead. Like following that grout of the tiled table at Snack Bar Anna…
Rather than arguing whether there is such thing as destiny… predefined futures or not… I think it’s more about living in the moment. Whatever you do, it is what you are supposed to be doing. No one can tell you otherwise, you can’t change the past and you can only move forward and forge your own way.
I don’t know how to really express my feelings, but these thoughts about our journey in life, the decisions, the options, the right or wrong, the possibility, our path…no matter what… the doors will open in the future and ultimately… it makes me feel hopeful.