jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,

Turning back the clock

“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.”
-- H G Wells

Have you ever thought what you would do if you could turn back the clock?

Would you have chosen a different path?

When I look back and reflect on  life, I see so many paths I could have chosen. (Hell, I've had a good go at quite a few!)

But, in the end, I think it was the path that chose me, not the other way round.

I'd like to think that where I am now is part of some grand plan. But it's not. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. Indeed, if someone had told me I'd have to gone through a lifetime of mechanical toil to understand that that's not life then I'm sure I wouldn't have been so hung up on success. No, my path would have been premised on deep self-enquiry.

It's trite to suggest we cannot change the past, but one hopes we can at least learn that yesterday's behaviour manifests today's results. If we want more of the same then that's fine. But I'm pretty sure that most people are looking for peace, truth and freedom.

Or at least that's how I see my future: a place where I can live in harmony with everyone and everything and not be dictated to by an inner voice that's never satisfied with things as they are.


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