As I broke trail today while snowshoeing, I thought of how easy it is to follow a path, to repeat what you did yesterday and how much harder it is to veer off and go a new way.
Dogs intuitively learn to go where the going is easier; and we do too.
Mindlessly and effortlessly we step where our foots have already stepped.
Until you are aware of where your path is leading you and it isn't how you want your story to end. Then, you have to step in a new direction...off the beaten path of your comfort zone.
I lived for 46 years on a well beaten path that excluded deep personal truths.
The silence that sexual abuse demands, left me stepping in the footsteps of my mother.
Forgiving the truth along the way.
Accepting less and doing more.
In the past 12 years, I have taken a new path.
One where the truth is followed; no matter what.
What came to me yesterday is how life is so complex when the truth is ignored or hid.
When it is silenced to stay on the path of belonging.
To belong many will twist it around to make it fit into their spiritual journey.
For raw truth is hard to live by.
But, very easy on the mind, body and soul.
It just is.
Accepting the truth is very rare.
Many will look around it to be loved.
A path of truth always breaks new ground.
Goes where few will follow.
It is personal.
Like great art; there is no pattern to follow or script to repeat.
You walk it organically as it rises to meet you.
Each path is uniquely you...when you know your truth
My life has become more alive, and I, more present, when I meet reality as it is.
We are dancing off the path and patterns.
It can be harder to travel off the beaten path, but its returns are so much greater.
Self-worth, confidence and empowerment are strengthened when you dare to follow what is true for you.
What is important to me, is walking the path of truth.
No matter what that looks like.
What parts are broken, ugly and damaged.
To walk down the truthful path, until you understand how it came to be.
Most are walking a path blind to where it came from and where it is going.
They are on it, because their parents walked it.
It is all they know.
Fear is the wide open field of awareness.
A place that I seek.
Once you leave the well trodden path of unbroken cycles, it is impossible to return.
For, once you know, you can't not know.
Where I was blind; now I see.
Blind to me, is not living the truth.
How many are really living their truth fully?
The dark secrets exposed?
Rare is the individual who will break trail with their truth.
A path that leads you to your authentic life.