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” – 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.