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What Star Is This?

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Souls Adrift– At the West End Gallery

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

― Epicurus (341-270 BC)

The word desire is derived from the Latin de siderefrom the stars. Our desire is a search for a guiding star, a purpose, to follow.

Can you say what you really desire, what star guides your life?

How many of us even give that question a moment’s thought? From my experience. limited as it is, I would say the answer is that many folks think about it in terms of material things and physical experiences, things outside of themselves. Or they avoid asking that question of themselves altogether.

Many just drift along, either without a guiding star of their own or, not caring to ponder the thought, following the stars of others.

The stars each of us follow will eventually take us to our chosen desires so think about before just hopping into any old boat: What do you really want?

Or perhaps the question should be: What sort of person do you want to be?

I have to admit that there have been times in my life where I have lost sight of the star I have chosen to follow. But even then, I only wanted to follow my own chosen star, even if I had to flounder around a bit in the dark in order to locate it once more. I figured that wherever it led me, it would be enough because it was ultimately my star, my choice.

Don’t know what purpose this little post serves but it felt like it needed to be said this morning, if only for myself.

If you’re following your own star, you’ll know what I mean…

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