Different Paths The self-help author, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, once made a very interesting point. One day, he was walking in Hawaii when a person approached him rather angrily for entering his land. Wayne pondered this meeting. He wondered what he had done to 'attract' such hospitality from this young man. After meditating on this incident, Wayne came to the conclusion that they were both on different spiritual paths. Whereas Wayne was on a well-developed path and life was challenging him with greater questions, the young man was just starting his spiritual journey and thus life was asking him simpler questions. The fact that this young man's path had crossed Wayne's path had very little significance to Wayne as he had very little he could learn from the young man. Very often in life our paths cross with people who are on a different journey to the one that we are on. When this happens, it is best to ask yourself what you can learn from this. If there is nothing, then just forget the incident.