95 Days ’til 40: Walking the PATH (Mentally)

18 Nov

Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even. ~ Horace

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.  To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.  To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. ~ Henry David Thoreau

No one saves us but ourselves.  No one can and no one may.  We ourselves must walk the path. ~ Buddha

There have been many times over the past 305 days when I have written about staying the course or walking the path.  I think that this is one of our greatest challenges in life.  At times I have also written about the fact that staying on the path of our own lives can actually mean that we must find ourselves adventuring off the beaten path.

I find that my mental state greatly influences my ability to stay on the path, to focus on my day-to-day life and also on my long-term goals.  I LOVE the Thoreau quote, as I find it to be so true.  When I am able to focus my thoughts on the way I WANT to live my life and the person I WANT to be then I find that I do indeed begin to see shifts in my life.  The key is for us to diligently monitor our thoughts.

As we know, we can choose to focus on the positive things and we are happy and see growth, but we can also choose to focus on the negative and find ourselves sinking into an abyss of depression and lack of productivity.

Today, 95 days ’til 40, I continue to challenge myself to think productive thoughts – so that I can continue to grow and evolve into the person I desire to be.



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19 responses to “95 Days ’til 40: Walking the PATH (Mentally)

  1. walkwiththerabbi

    November 18, 2012 at 02:57

    Great reminder. Very empowering!!! Thank You!!! I hope this finds you and the family well!!!

  2. Sid Dunnebacke

    November 18, 2012 at 05:15

    It’s such a wonderful philosophy, and yet so difficult to pull off regularly. I’m accepting the challenge right there along with you!

    • 400daystil40

      November 18, 2012 at 22:14

      Yes, you are correct, it is a challenge!

  3. thelastsongiheard

    November 18, 2012 at 07:22

    I’m doing the same thing right now… a positive affirmation I’m using is “always be moving, always be improving” 🙂

  4. sakuraandme

    November 18, 2012 at 10:35

    This is so true! …..Paula x

  5. Victoria Oldham

    November 18, 2012 at 13:24

    There are moments I come across your blog and think…yup. Exactly. And it makes me think about where I am, at this moment in time, today, and how I’m getting where I’m going.
    thank you for this very timely reminder.

  6. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    November 18, 2012 at 13:44

    I also love the Thoreau quote. It sums up everything perfectly.

  7. dogdaz

    November 18, 2012 at 14:58

    I have watched you grow so much over the course of your blogging. Just remember that it is the path, not the destination, that is your life (I think I stole that from Buddha). Keep up the good work and remember that to fly a plane forward, sometimes you need to change altitude.

    • 400daystil40

      November 18, 2012 at 22:12

      Yes, definitely! What a great quote! 🙂

  8. Another Thousand Words

    November 18, 2012 at 18:49

    Excellent post, 400, with not only great quotes, but also some tremendous advice I wish many would utilize! Hope your Sunday is beautiful and fulfilling (with some rest, perhaps?)!

  9. Naia

    November 19, 2012 at 00:41

    I totally stole that picture. 🙂



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