on the path of becoming more myself, i have encountered a number
of detours along the way. diverging from my track to explore other
territories, derailed by doubt and fear, coaxed from the trail by
curiosity, boredom, misguided hope, laziness….
i often stray from the spiritual path…and am quickly reminded
of how much more difficult Life is when i try to be something i’m not.
when i follow in another’s footsteps, i lose sight of my own.
where i’ve been, where i am and where i’m going all gets lost
in somebody else’s idea of being. all of a sudden, i look up and
i’ve wandered so far from my own path that i can’t even see
what set me off track in the first place.
that’s when i realize that it’s all part of the journey.
the detours and divergent paths of distraction are
opportunities to practice what i’ve learned
and more importantly:
to learn what needs more practice.
it is this crucial lesson that is to be
brought forth by such wanderings…
to become illuminated by imperfection.
basking in my own humanity i am reminded of my path;
of my own, personal journey to perfection
of becoming the perfect me
…which i already am.