My Way or the High Way?

After hearing the famous and much-loved song, “I Did It My Way” last evening on TV, it has been playing in my mind.  This morning I had some thoughts about doing it “my way” versus the “high way.”

Perhaps the composer of the song was referring to staying true to oneself, one’s integrity, and surviving obstacles and challenges.  Reflecting on the song, however, had me reflecting on the past years in my life when I did things “my way,” meaning from the unconscious, unaware state of the human ego.

From my limited viewpoint framed by limited life experiences, doing things my way didn’t necessarily turn out to be the best way.  Time and experience teach us better.  These days I begin my day by asking in my morning contemplation that my thoughts, words, and actions be aligned with my higher self, Soul, and that all be done according to Thy will, for my highest good and the good of the whole.

And from The Lord’s Prayer, so often recited in this country:  “…Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

True alignment with will larger than our personal ego requires careful thought and reflection, humility, and an open heart and open mind.  Maybe there is so much discord, war, unhappiness in the world because everyone is doing it their way, not looking inwardly for the High Way.

I’m still looking, wondering, learning, walking the road of life more carefully than years ago, but still learning where the cracks and potholes are.  But I have found that I don’t see them by looking down, only when I look up.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “My Way or the High Way?

  1. Susan, your insights are invaluable to me…as I read this blog I decided to read through all of your past blogs. As you stated in one “Simply take these letters as notes from a friend to a friend because we share an interest in life and it’s meanings”….thank you friend.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s