Wrong turn

Driving on my way to one of my favorite coffee shops, after dropping my kids at a friend’s house, I was navigating to the GPS’ directions. It took me through roads I knew but was uncertain as to the fastest route from that specific location. Being over-attentive to the guidance system’s instructions, I impulsively took a turn earlier than I should, finding myself on a ramp to the wrong highway with no way to turn back. Suddenly a 15 minute drive turned into a 45 minute drive. Now I had to continue on the highway to the next exit before I could get off. This all happened quite fast, maybe within a space of ninety seconds; one minute I knew where I was going, the next my mind was processing options due to the navigational error on my end. I remember considering making an illegal instant U-turn, or trying to dangerously back up the ramp. Luckily I was in no huge rush and ended up picked the better choice of just paying the price for the mistake I have made.

Driving the extra distance, it occurred to me how, occasionally, this is exactly what happens to us in other aspects of life: we make the wrong decision and are left with a price to pay. When erring there is usually anger at the mistake made, followed by denial and blame, and then trying to find a way out of paying the full price. But the universal law of cause and effect will always balance the score. There are no shortcuts: action and reaction; even when we think we can cheat destiny, it will ultimately catch up with us. May as well pay the full price when charged; when paying by credit card there is an interest added…

Learned from: a wrong turn on the road


About Ronen

Ronen Divon had been walking spiritual and holistic paths for well over thirty years. Born in Israel, educated in New York, and currently residing in North Carolina, Ronen had traveled the world, spending time with teachers, masters, healers and guides. With wisdom that spans multiple traditions, including the Far East, India, Israel, Brazil, Peru, and Native America, Ronen remains a student, learning and adding modalities that will best serve his clients, each according to their own unique needs. Ronen is also a published author, a Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi instructor.
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