Last July, we spent a couple days of our holiday to stay in a nice hotel in Jogjakarta, the hometown of my husband. And as usual, I do a morning walk around the hotel.
While the other hotel guests walked on the paving blocks surrounding the golf course as I did on previous days, that morning I took a different direction of the walking path. This experimental route which was rarely taken by people, actually gave me a nice surprise. Besides the quietness, in the far corner of the hotel yard, I found a secret garden which was decorated by sculptures that usually adorn the Hindu or Buddhist ancient temples, which are widely spread in this region.
As a temple lover, I was so delighted with this secret garden. Of course, all the sculptures in the secret garden were not original from the temples and made in a modern way with the help of high humidity of nature so those things looked like ancient sculptures.
Being satisfied of taking pictures of the secret garden, I continued my morning walk. Suddenly a thought came into my mind about the reason behind taking this route and not the other one. I believe there is no coincidence, the universe has given me a beautiful gift to feel joy in the morning, as a nice starter of the day and I should be grateful for that…
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond – (Rumi)
We should not judge other people’s path because we haven’t walked his or her journey of life. We all know there is a big difference between knowing the path and walking the path. Not only the distance, but the action we take
When we choose to walk our own path we can say proudly that it is our road and ours alone. Other people may walk it with us, but no one can walk it for us, just as Rumi said.
Well, we know that sometimes the path can seem a bit lonely, we understand that, as long as we keep walking…
Even if our path is a little blurry, we must keep walking. We will focus in when we know what we want. Then the picture of our life will be crystal clear. We have to keep the spirit that we should not ever give up & should not ever stop walking. Because we all know that the path of success is never a straight line.
We also learn to walk as if we are kissing the earth with our feet. We have to walk gently and lightly on our path and may leave a trail of lights so other people may find their way. It is nice, isn’t it? Of course we should live for others. The feeling you get when helping others is priceless….
And in the end, it is true… as Buddha said,
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path…
Photo was taken in Gayasan National Park, South Korea.