“It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do.” ~ O’Henry ‘s ~
Life is so complicated that sometimes things we used to perceive in a certain way are absolutely different, and we have to learn to accept them again and again. That is why the main action happens not in the real life but inside; every human soul is the centre of the universe and nobody is able to comprehend it and all the more so to predict or judge it.
When an idea or a dream is sown into a heart it raises and then it needs action that will completely fulfill it. It drives and motivates the mind where it grows and leads it to changing and actions that become visible then. But sometimes it is not the human who makes his choice but the fate which makes him think in a certain way and choose the life path in a certain way, although it may seem that we don’t have a choice, it is not true, because we do. It is something internal that lead us to perform our destiny even when we think we are doing nothing; every single moment of your live you are choosing, you are opting for the “one” who you are going to become tomorrow.
So, it is a natural everyday action performed even without realizing it, but nevertheless it is very important. If your friend is resigning from office, divorces his wife, sells his house, don’t judge him for his choice, just let him be himself and find out what is his problem. Don’t judge for the appearance, it is the result of the internal process, we don’t know what is inside and that is why we don’t know why people choose certain things.
Life is a chain of choices, a choice leads you to another one, and every time you feel how you are changing, be aware of it, love your life and listen to your heart!!
More O’Henry ‘s Quotes
“There is this difference between the grief of youth and that of old age: youth’s burden is lightened by as much of it as another shares; old age may give and give, but the sorrow remains the same.”
“It ain’t the roads we take; it’s what’s inside of us that makes us turn out the way we do.”
“Turn up the lights, I don’t want to go home in the dark.”
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.”
“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
“Money doesn’t change men, it merely unmasks them. If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that’s all.”