A friend and I were tossing around a title for a potential white paper, destined as a lead magnet to attract new members to her recently formed Circle of Influence. (www.drlesleytaylor.com).
This question spoke to us both and I”ve continued to be drawn to it.
Talking with other friends, I shared how profoundly affected I feel every time I read Carlos Castaneda’s description of Don Juan’s ‘Path with a Heart’.
For those who have not yet read the piece: there are millions of paths. None of them go anywhere but some paths have a heart. Always choose a path with a heart because a path without a heart will sooner or later kill you and you may not be able to leave it.
The two ideas melded into an answer:
I choose to be a person who follows a path with a heart.
As Robert Louis Stephenson put it: Tis better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
How could one travel hopefully except on a path with heart?
- A path with heart gives hope for the future.
- A path with heart gives succour in time of need.
- A path with heart builds memories worth cherishing.
Therefore, whatever paths present themselves to me tomorrow, I commit to choosing a path with a heart.