Project Athena - Day 273 (Freebie)

This Path is a Good Path

There was a time in my life when I believed that there was only one True Path (i.e. religion, healing modality, way of being in the world) and that everyone must be on that Path to reach enlightenment (heaven, nirvana, peace, happiness, bliss, freedom). That arrogance and false nobility cost me so much including friendships, love and acceptance of myself, and a sense of inner peace.

I don't know when things shifted exactly, but some where along my own path I came to realize that there are many good paths, deeply satisfying paths that lead to other good paths, and so far, this is all I know from my direct experience. I have yet to arrive at any place I would call enlightenment but I do feel peaceful and freedom not worrying so much about what path everyone else is taking. The simplicity of just knowing that I am on a good path (for me) makes life much more enjoyable.

Wood Pathway

Fujifilm X-E2 • Fuji XF18-135mm lens • 18mm • F/22 • 1/25s • ISO 200