Once again Paolo Coelho has caught my attention. I don’t know where I read this, but I put it down on a piece of paper that fell out of my stuff today. Maybe this is a sign that I’m on the right path, but I’m still to figure that out.
“Remember, the first road to God is prayer, the second is joy.”
If you know me at all, you know I’m not one to pray. It doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in a higher power, just that I whisper my prayers unconsciously before I drift off to sleep every night in form of gratitude for my day, and my dreams and wishes.
But maybe, my road is the second one – joy. I’ve been working on things in my life to find the balance and to drive myself towards contentment and happiness even when I’m angry or impatient. I’ve realized that being grateful for little things in life helps!
Perhaps this is all because praying needs a degree of faith that I don’t yet have. My mind’s been trained to not believe in something I read or learn easily. But, it’s a road I’m prepared to take.