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Friendly Reminder: Nothing You Do Is Ever Wasted

Imagine a world with only two possible paths to travel. One is the path of reason and certainty. Well trodden, well mapped, it is a path of averages: average pleasure, average pain, average joy, average sorrow. Above all, average results. Along this road, you are certain to experience an aggregate blend, a mean, the middle of what’s possible.

The second path is your path. Springing from within and obeying your heart’s compass, it is unique to you. Your path isn’t devoid of reason and certainty, but it’s not trapped by them, either. It’s not average because there is no data set to establish an average. Just you. At every intersection, you choose the direction using all your faculties, not just reason: intuition, instinct, heart.

This might seem like the risky choice, but it’s far riskier to play it safe. Safety is an illusion in the realm of following your heart—a lie sold to us by suckers who are invested in protecting small lives and thoughts. On your path, nothing you do is perfect, but all of it is right. You’re doing the best you can with everything you have, in tune with your authentic self. Because of this, nothing you do is ever wasted. Every experience contributes to the journey.

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