reply to post by Dark Ghost
Assuming that you empathise with the subject of the song --
I don't think the idea that you are on the wrong path will be helpful.
You decide the direction of your path, and there is only one.
Feeling that you are on the wrong one will give rise to helplessness, and indifference to the direction of your next step.
The next step however, is the most important of all.
You mention that you have failed.
That prompted my response, since my own life is crammed with failure.
Have you ever learned to do something very difficult?
I remember learning to weld as a young man, and finding the whole business quite impossible - I explored at length every conceivable way of doing it
wrong, in my efforts to do it right, and got very frustrated with repeated failure.
Slowly I realised that the mistakes each had a story to tell, and if I looked failure square in the face I could use it.
I learned the steps: you try - you fail - you try again - you fail again - but you fail better
In my defence, I've also had some successes - but I'm not sure I learned much from them.
Somewhere in your consciousness there's a compass needle which will, when undisturbed, unerringly point to whatever your direction is.
It's the path of your greatest enthusiasm and deepest joy.
The awareness of it is more visceral than intellectual.
The fear of failure is the first obstacle.
The ego feeling threatened, seeks to avoid danger at any cost.
And it's your move...
We're all lost.
edit on 9-11-2013 by mistersmith because: (no reason given)