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The Path to Freedom

“What is the path to freedom here?

The answer is clear the moment

I ask. At every fork in the road,

there is a conditioned response

and one that is unpatterned, bold

and free. The old, known way is

more comfortable, but the other

path holds mystery and wonder.”

~ Danna Faulds, from her collection of writings and poems “Limitless”


I love this question. What is the path to freedom here?

So often we will ask “What’s the right way here?” or “What should I be doing now?” This alerts the mind to start to analyze what is “right” Β – which is usually based on our old conditioning or brings up feelings of guilt and “shoulds” from the past. So often the answer is fear based, especially the fear of making a mistake.

Can you see that we have already created a cage around our response and limited our choice based on the old known way.

It isn’t about avoiding doing something wrong or pleasing someone else. It isn’t about being a good or a righteous person either. Or being safe and comfortable.

In my experience, the answer isn’t in the analytical mind at all, but is in the passion and inspiration that fills your heart and uplifts your soul.

Its about being aware, bold and free to approach the mystery of the unknown, and trust the inner voice that’s calling you.

One step at a time is all it takes.

This question will take you there.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

30 comments on “At Every Fork in the Road

  1. Such an honest, true post. And it’s interesting how difficult it can be to listen to, believe in, our heart and soul, instead of what is dictated to us.

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  2. ‘In my experience, the answer isn’t in the analytical mind at all, but is in the passion and inspiration that fills your heart and uplifts your soul.’ So true

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  3. What a fabulous question — and inspiring post. Thanks Vale! So beautifully true.

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  4. Great question Val and yes, the intuition is the one to follow here ❀

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  5. Beautiful Val πŸ‘πŸ’• The questions open us up to see an expanded perspective 😊

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  6. Ah! Val…You have so brilliantly touched on so many aspects that occupy my life right now! I know I’ve written…and read so much about opening up and living authentically…really listening to my soul instead of the “shoulds” or what is best for others. Now is the time to take a deep breath and to ask your question…at every possible chance of straying. Thanks my friend. It feels really right ❀

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  7. So many people want us to plan and plot our steps well in advance of when they need to be taken. I find it’s better never to try to drive past my headlights as the path unfolds before me.

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  8. reminds me a bit of “The Road Not Taken”. I appreciated your thoughts on Fauld’s poem and the importance of being open to where our paths may lead us.

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  9. Wonderfully wise words!

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  10. this hope of
    liberation πŸ™‚

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  11. Exactly. Flow into alignment and all will be well! 😘

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  12. I was just pondering this very topic today, Val. Thanks for your wonderfully articulated words on following the spirit of our heart.

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  13. to take a risk….


  14. such welcome perspective…i feel invited to open and explore and be!

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