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Thursday Jul 30, 2009

Global Positioning System

The other day I saw an ad for a spiffy GPS that helped you navigate to your intended destination. One of the points made in the ad was this: studies showed that you are more likely to go somewhere new if you already know how to get there.

Knowing the route to your destination is helpful. But when I speak of dharma—the destination of your work, your mission on earth, then that is another matter entirely. There are no road maps for this adventure; you must take the plunge and discover your path on your own.

Risky? Maybe. But what choice do you have?

Not knowing is the mystery, and the mystery leads to original work.