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Change your world and change the world

“Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”  Charles Dickens

You’ve come to a fork in the road.  The road to the left is the safe road.  It is the road that is familiar, that is surrounded with comfort and peace.   The road to the right is the road of courage.   It is the road to growth, it is the road to a new future with unlimited possibilities.   Which road will you take?

“Two road diverged in a wood, and I–

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.”  Robert Frost

Which road are you going to take?  The road that is well worn and clear, the road that has been paved and trodden by many a man.   The road that is worn and well traveled is the road that will take you nowhere.   The road that is difficult to see and traveled rarely will bring you insights and wisdom.  It will be the road where you can change the world.  

“Midway upon the road of our life I found myself within a dark wood, for the right way had been missed”  Dante (Inferno Canto I).

Which path, which road will you take?

Where do you stand?

Where do you stand?   What do you feel?   What do you sense?  What do you hear?  What do you want?

 

Reflect, relax, review, remember, remind.

 

A Dream Pang
 
 
  I had withdrawn in forest, and my song
Was swallowed up in leaves that blew alway;
And to the forest edge you came one day
(This was my dream) and looked and pondered long,
But did not enter, though the wish was strong:
You shook your pensive head as who should say,
‘I dare not—too far in his footsteps stray—
He must seek me would he undo the wrong.

Not far, but near, I stood and saw it all
Behind low boughs the trees let down outside;
And the sweet pang it cost me not to call
And tell you that I saw does still abide.
But ’tis not true that thus I dwelt aloof,
For the wood wakes, and you are here for proof.

Robert Frost