Being on the right track?

By Klaus Döring

Very often, we asked ourselves this question. That’s normal. That’s human.

Even though you didn’t get the job I think you’re on the right track because you’re getting lots of callbacks for interviews.  Don’t worry, you’ll get a job offer soon.

We’re on track for completing the prototype by the end of the month. Looking positively.

I just had my performance review and my boss said I’m on the right track for a promotion next year. Congratulations. You deserve it.

“Help! I can’t finish this algebra equation!” “Calm down and keep thinking, you’re on the right track.” My mathematics professor mentioned this a thousand times.

Many times we compare our life with a way. We talk about a “human life way”. We describe a determined human such as, “He’s on the right track (way)”. We must make our tracks, but we will take a path across a rice-field. We learn that there are many ways to solve problems. We also don’t want to stand in other people’s way. Sometimes we prefer to keep out of someone’s way. Sometimes, we already plan to get someone out of our way. It just happened in my surroundings. Most of all, we do try to find the golden middle course. “Hay nako” – that’s the hardest task in life!

Many different ways have been offered to us during our whole life. Whole life? I am 69 now. Whole life? Hmmm, let’s wait and see and have a cup of tea! How can we be able to choose the right way? The correct one? Which signs can be trusted blindly? These are urgent and vital questions for all of us, and, during this time, important like never before. In the past traditions and custom demands have been produced our ways unquestionably. Nowadays permanently, constantly, and continually we must think about decisions and look for the correct plan – but, more and more alone!

Today’s man is like a ship’s captain. This ship contains solid iron. The compass needle is no longer able to show the Northern direction as expected, because of the ship’s iron inflexible body. You only have one choice: look up to the stars and study their guiding support. A very wise idea by German atom-physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976).

We are all happy and proud while having the perfect means at our disposal. On the other hand, our blindness allows us to intricate and confused destinations in life, aims, goals and objectives. We all know the headlines of our daily life, which always turn us away and distract our views to the stars, means to say to God.

I am the way – not only a traffic sign or a shepherd without responsibility or a “mailbox-doctor a la Doctor Love. I am the way – the only right way. His deeds colored our fates. Let’s keep our eyes open for the most important signs at our way, such as

– Ready to help the unprotected and defenseless weak;

– Struggle for freedom and justice;

– Commitment of peace;

– Most of all: Love, which doesn’t calculate and count – love without measurements, boundaries, and limits.

If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.


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