I took the road less traveled, that has made all the difference.~ Robert Frost
Any path traveled can be difficult, but the one less traveled is the hardest one yet. Alone, as you make your mark sometimes its easy to feel lost and lonely - but you never truly are. If the path less traveled were the easy path, everyone would take it - and if everyone took that path all the miracles of humanity would cease to exist.
When we wake up and realize there is more, we are more, there are things to be done and changes to make - that is the first step towards finding the true Self that you are. This path is littered with pitfalls, cliffs, seemingly difficult ridges and sink holes that giving up can sound like a vacation in Aruba, but those obstacles will only make you strong.
For it isn't the one who falls that is a failure, it's the one that stays on the ground.
As Frank Sinatra cooed to us in "Pick yourself up" - "You have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again."
Hold your left hand in front of your chest with your palm facing your heart with the thumb facing up and your right hand in front of the left with the thumb facing down. Hooking your fingers together. Taking a deep breath in and on your exhale pull the hands in opposite direction firmly, like the links of a chain. Inhale releasing the tension. Repeat this 4 - 6 times. On each inhalation firmly pull the hands apart, hooking the fingers and release on the exhalation.
With that we will chant the Gayatri Mantra - the most sacred hindu mantra.
"Om Bhur Bhava Swaha"
The path less traveled can be hard, but when times are hard we find that we enjoy the destination so much more. Easiness isn't always the way - take a moment to stop and look around you and ask yourself, Is this right for me? Can I do a better job? Is this my path?
And then listen to your heart