Direction refers to the course being followed, whether this is a physical direction like north or south or a direction in life, such as starting college or entering the job market. If you are headed in the wrong direction then you need to stop and turn around, whether you are going down the wrong road in life by using drugs or drinking or you are traveling east and you need to go west.
To win true peace, a man needs to feel himself directed, pardoned, and sustained by a supreme power, to feel himself in the right road, at the point where God would have him be - in order with God and the universe. This faith gives strength and calm
I belive that there is a subtile magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. It is not indifferent to us which way we walk. There is a right way but we are very liable from heedlessness and stupidity to take the wrong one. We would fain take that walk, never yet taken by us through this actual world, which is perfectly symbolical of the path which we love to travel in the interior and ideal world and sometimes, no doubt, we find it difficult to choose our direction, because it does not yet exist distinctly in our idea
I learned this, at least, by my experiment that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them
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