Where there is no trail

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote; Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”  Ponder that for a moment or two, what does it mean to you?  

For me it means recognizing that I may not be everyones cup of tea, heck I am certain I rub many people the wrong way, but what I am called to do and be is the best me I can be at any given moment.  I might stumble along the way, fall short of my goals, but I am out there giving it my best in all I do.  It means to me that I have to walk my own path, even if some people around me are certain I would be better off walking another.  This is not always easy.  

Right now someone might be leaning over your shoulder asking you why you waste your time reading this blog.  The only answer you need is that you are trying to find ways to be the best you possible.  Today you might not resonate with my words, in the next blog you might find something which lights your world on fire.  By piecing together ideas from many sources you will discover that there is nothing new on the planet, in some way every thing has been done and thought before, but never, never, never has it been done and thought the way YOU will do and think it.

Emerson calls us to living authentically, as ourselves.  That untrodden pathway will certainly cause you to stumble once in a while, but as the sage said; “unless you are the lead dog, the scenery never changes!”

The Involved Observer