“You are completely on the opposite direction of where you should be going, how did you end up at this end?”
The couple in front of me just stared at each other, with a confused look on their face.
“How could that be, everyone was going this way.”
The customs agent at the airport smiled and asked, “are you telling me you just followed the people in front of you, did you ask them where they were going?”
“No, we figured this was the only way to go, everyone was going the same way.”
“You need to go back, past security from where you came and keep going straight. There are signs all over the airport, follow the signs that will lead you to your gate.”
Before taking my boarding pass, she stepped forward so that everyone in line could see and hear her. “People, listen carefully! It is important that you follow the signs, not the people. You are not all going to the same destination. Follow the signs to your destination.”
Who is in control of your life? Who will lead you to your own personal, unique destination?
Unfortunately, like the couple in front of me at the airport, for many of us it is other people, society, colleagues, friends… We care so much about what others think, their approval becomes an addiction. We are afraid to take the route that deep down inside we would really want to take. We give away our power, we prefer to live unhappy and limit ourselves just to be accepted and do what will get us that approval.
People have different destinations in life. They have packed their own baggage for where they are going. If we chose to live solely by the opinions of others, we will end up having gone the wrong way. Through it all, you will end up exhausted and pleasing no one in the process.
Listen to other people’s opinions as a source of information, get educated through their experiences, but, remember to ALWAYS listen to your instincts, listen to your heart, to the signs of the universe and make your own valuable decisions. It is the only way you will reach your own destination. Make your own path towards your journey in life, no matter how bumpy the road, no matter what others think, you will be enriched and happy when you get there.
In the words of that wise agent at the airport; Follow The Signs, Not The People!
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