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Direction – Jina Wallwork


Life, I imagine you to be many things. I have desires, expectations, and dreams. A mind filled with plans and destinations, I wish to forge my own destiny from my actions and choices. I believe that I know what my life should be. Am I the creator? Do I know what makes me happy? Can I avoid sorrow? I want to choose my own direction and navigate towards happiness. However, I’ve realized that the self-knowledge I hold is imperfect. I travel along the roads towards my chosen destination, yet the happiness I imagined is not present. I can only know my feelings when I experience them. I can’t predict what they will be. When I construct my life based on my expectations, I find myself ill-suited to my own creation. Then I deconstruct what is present and look for a new road. I will cease to look at destinations as I find them so misleading. I will follow the roads that align with my inner truth. I will enjoy the journey because otherwise, the destination is worthless. I will not consciously choose a direction; I will simply follow the path that feels right. I will not try to change or alter my life; I will seek to discover all that it can be. I will trust it as it unfolds, and it will take me to where I need to be.


Time and the Universe book cover by Jina Wallwork

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