“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
Constantly refining and defining who we are and what we want is part of growth. If you are blessed not to have people in your life who criticize you every time you try something different, then you are fortunate to be able to experiment and try new things without needing to explain yourself. That is a blessing, because sometimes you have no idea if you will enjoy something until you do it.
There is no shame in discovering that the time you put into a project hasn’t produced a result of any consequence. Every moment contains within it the ability to learn and to grow, and by exposing your mind to new ways of looking at things, the day will come when your ideas take flight in ways you couldn’t have imagined. To do this with the joy of discovery and the freedom of expression is a right we should all have.
Go out and create. Hurt no one, help those you can, and express yourself in any way that feels right. That is the way to live a joyful life. Never allow the opinions of others to stop you from expressing who you are. Don’t die with the regrets of a half-lived life as your final companion.
Get It Done – The Moon is in Sagittarius today and this can make us welcome more spontaneity in our lives. This position blends with the fiery energy of the Sun in Leo, encouraging an “I can do it” attitude, and the Moon and the Sun form a trine this evening. Do whatever you want to do today and do it with passion and style. Live like this is the most important day you will ever have to live and enjoy everything that enters your world.
A Little Hedonism Goes a Long Way – In this study, according to new research from the University of Zurich and Radboud University in the Netherlands, researchers found that enjoying short-term pleasurable activities that have nothing to do with long-term goals contributes at least as much to a happy life as self-control. Eating a satisfying meal or having a snooze on the couch are the little pleasures of life that keep us feeling balanced and happy. But don’t give yourself a guilt trip afterwards, because that takes all of the fun out of it.
Thought of the Day – Do what you would do if no one was going to judge you for it. Express yourself as who you really are and stop pretending to be someone else. This could be one of the most freeing things you ever decide to embrace. Have a special Wednesday.
“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”