Each path is only one of a million paths. Therefore, you must keep in mind that a path is only a path. If you feel that you must follow it, you need not stay with it under any circumstances. Any path is only a path. There is no affront to yourself or others in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or leave it must be free from fear or ambition. I warn you: look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone one question. It is this: Does the path have a heart? All paths are the same, they lead nowhere. They are paths going through the brush or into the brush or under the brush, "does this path have heart" is the only question. If it does, then the path is good. If it doesnt, then the path is of no use.
Teachings according to Don Juan