Enjoy Your Life
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it. (Carlos Castaneda)
Enjoy(able) – To experience with joy; take pleasure in. To have and use with satisfaction; have the benefit of. To find or experience pleasure for (oneself).
So What Is This Quote Suggesting?
First of all it suggests that “paths” lead nowhere.
I’m not totally sure I agree with that point, except I suspect Carlos Castaneda was suggesting that all paths are empty; they lead nowhere; except for what we create with them. IF we interpret his quote in that manner, then I’m comfortable with it and I agree with it completely.
Next, it suggests that no matter which path you follow, IF your heart is not in it, then it is empty; it is never enjoyable. NOW THAT I AGREE WITH COMPLETELY.
Our heart has to be in all of our endeavors, otherwise they are empty and without meaning.
Anyone who has read any of my knows how strongly I feel about having heart / passion in whatever it is that you do.
Quite simply, if your heart isn’t in it, then you’re not in it.
However, if your heart IS in it, then doors will open all along your way.
Paths will mysteriously open.
Opportunities will mysteriously come.
All because your heart is open and your passion is behind your activities.
It Doesn’t Have To Be Hard
People shouldn’t have to work hard at what they are doing.
If they like their path; if they believe in their cause, then a person’s work will be easy.
All they have to do is believe in the cause and then devote their energy for the betterment of the cause.
If a person enjoys what they are doing, their path is easy.
If they do NOT enjoy what they are doing, then that path is hard.
It really is that simple. We must enjoy ourselves, as much as possible and as often as possible.
So, Joy Is What It’s All About
Joy is what life itself is all about.
If we cannot take joy in our actions, then we might as well not be alive.
Is There Joy In Your Life?
Only you can answer this question.
All I can tell you is that I make a concerted effort, each and every hour, each and every day, to try to find joy around me, wherever possible.
Don’t misunderstand me.
There is horrible pain and suffering going on all around us, all over the world.
HOWEVER, there is also joy; there is also pleasure all around us in the world.
IF WE FOCUS ON THE JOY, we learn how to recognize it and how to create it.
By learning how to create it, we can help ourselves, and teach others to spread joy in their own lives.
The more we all spread joy, the more joy there will be. The more joy there is, the better the world will be.
Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .
About The Author
Stanley F. Bronstein
Attorney, CPA and Author
President and Member Board of Directors
As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.
Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s. He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.
His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves. Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.
Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.
For more information on Stanley, visit SuperChangeYourLife.com