when the question is 'what is my path'
the answer is and will always be: the things that are deeply enjoyable to you are your path
when starting out one can have doubts and say - 'well how can that be - they seem small or unimportant or there are already others doing what i want to do and i havn't even begun' etc.
well all great masters Began.
and often when you look back you can see that what you really want to do has been in the background of your life in some way, because its always been interesting to you - so you're not such a beginner after all are you.
and lets be more specific about what enjoyable things do:
What is deeply enjoyable to you is either part of your greater project or an important activity to bring the mind into peaceful balance - and let me emphasize that peaceful balance is absolutely the most valuable asset you can have when it comes to happiness (which is success).
then there is this topic of 'what its worth':
You could say 'well the thing I enjoy is making collages - how am I going to make a living on that'?
well some people do make a living on that but making collages is either going to make you a living or it is going to clear your mind into an open sky where all your good ideas can come and make you a living. either way you are winning so for gods sake --- just do this thing that is interesting to you and just respect it
What if other people say what you enjoy isn’t important enough?
well Children this is one of my favorite topics - i'm so glad we landed here
To answer this I say: if it is important to you that means it is important.
other people are not there to give you permission or approve or propel you forward, you have your own inner propulsion system and thats called 'what i like to do', and only you can do that.
sometimes you meet a bunch of people who enjoy it too and then you have a lot of fun but most the time you just focus quietly on it because its fun for you in the quietness of your heart and thats IT.
Take satisfaction in your own satisfaction. Take enjoyment in your enjoyments.
Let other people do that also - especially let them do that.
understand that your gifts will gradually unfold throughout your whole life, as they are meant to - not to bloom all at once but a series of blooming phases - you wouldn't yell at a rose bud and say "bloom faster!".
well you are too that beautiful mysterious garden just waiting to open many times, at just the right time, every time.
i write this for my daughters and occasionally students who write me with questions. maybe someday i'll delete it all into the ether. i type fast as hell and thats just the speed i like which is why its never going to be a masterful piece of writing but it will say what it needs to say. thank you