Fork In The Road... No Short Cuts...

Life will often bring you to these forks in the road. You may find yourself staring down the less crowded road with a bit of anxiety and doubt. Sometimes, it is essential we take this road, so we may experience who we really are and why we are here. These journeys in life can help mold us into who we are supposed to be if we choose to "let go"... When taking our journey, we may be required to dig deep into our souls, take ownership and face the pain, grief, sorrow, and loss that we have been neglecting to deal with for a lifetime. Only then, can we begin to embrace life and grow in such a way that we had only dreamed of previously. If you seek patiently, you will find...
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2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

I've been meaning to comment on this.. but it's hard to know even where to start, as you've summed up so wonderfully "the journey". A Mary Oliver poem comes to mind, and Socrates words, "The unexamined life is not worth living". I do think Mary Oliver says it so well:<br />
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The Journey <br />
<br />
One day you finally knew<br />
what you had to do, and began,<br />
though the voices around you<br />
kept shouting<br />
their bad advice --<br />
though the whole house<br />
began to tremble<br />
and you felt the old tug<br />
at your ankles.<br />
"Mend my life!"<br />
each voice cried.<br />
But you didn't stop.<br />
You knew what you had to do,<br />
though the wind pried<br />
with its stiff fingers<br />
at the very foundations,<br />
though their melancholy<br />
was terrible.<br />
It was already late<br />
enough, and a wild night,<br />
and the road full of fallen<br />
branches and stones.<br />
But little by little,<br />
as you left their voices behind,<br />
the stars began to burn<br />
through the sheets of clouds,<br />
and there was a new voice<br />
which you slowly<br />
recognized as your own,<br />
that kept you company<br />
as you strode deeper and deeper<br />
into the world,<br />
determined to do<br />
the only thing you could do --<br />
determined to save<br />
the only life you could save.

wow.... true, and so elegantly put.