When I was writing yesterday’s diary, I remembered a line of a poem of Rabindranath Tagore which I had learned already in my school time. The line simply says ‘Walk alone on your path’. I wrote yesterday already, if you have a principle which you do not want to compromise with, you sometimes may feel a little bit lonely on your way. People come and they leave again if they cannot walk on with you but you should continue on your path without hesitation.
The crowd may go another way. Have you tried that way and decided that you cannot walk it? Then choose your own path. Don’t worry about where the crowd is going and if they take another way, keep on following your own way, even if you have to walk it alone for some time. Do not worry, there will be someone who will stay for long, too.
I have made this experience with my way. I am not a master and I do not want followers. All these gurus and masters that I have been writing so much about care for the crowd. They try to pull the crowd on their way. But I do not want to pull! I want to invite everybody to join me for a shorter or also a long piece of the way but only from their own choice and only as long as they want. I would be happy if I could show them where they can safely place their feet while walking. Maybe they also make the way more obvious to me and point out where exactly the way is. However if they decide to step away from my way, I will let them go without hesitation. If they decide to stay, I am happy to walk hand in hand with them, to help each other climb over stones and cross rivers together.
Live with your principles, find your way and follow it. You may sometimes have to walk alone however you will be able to walk with inner peace because you are going completely on the way that you chose. You will not have regrets that you made steps off the way. It will make you happy, much happier than going with the crowd. And you will see, also on your lonely road, there will someday be the right person to join you.