There is a path hidden before me
Layered with dirt and tendrils of ancient Giants
Watchers wrapped in armor of bark and leaf
Standing Sentinel over Time
Waiting, judging, to go left or right
Or straight through the heart of what could be
Choice is a burden we all must carry
Until it grinds us all to dust
Nature is our beginning and our end. We are birthed into this world with no purpose other than survival and procreation. But although our primary purpose may seem meaningless in the grand scheme of things, nature has allowed us a wide breadth of experience and choices in between birth and death to find joy and create our own inner purpose.
We are left with only 2 truly important choices in this life.
We must choose in our minds the reason why we wish to live, and how we wish to face our inevitable deaths.
Unbound, with courage.
Or filled with fear and ignorance.
Make the right choice.
Choices are all we have in this world. The choice to leave or to stay, to take a chance on something, regardless of how crazy it is, or the choice to allow our fear of the unknown to cripple us.
Which would you rather be, the crazy one..or the cripple?
All men walk down the lonely paths, winding to and fro.
They cause us to falter, humble us, bringing us to forks in the road
at which we must determine who it is we wish to be.
Choice, ultimately, lies within our own hands.
Sometimes you just need to stop asking questions and take a leap of faith.
Knowing that something is the right thing to do for yourself or others is impossible.
No matter how much proof we have, there is always the chance that the choice you make is not the right one, that it leads to unforeseen and possibly disastrous consequences.
But at the end of the day, you have to make the choice to just put one foot forward and see what happens. The most important part is being adaptable, paying careful attention and adjusting as you go along.
But you do need to stand for something eventually, regardless of how open minded you focus on being, no matter how much you shift opinions and change, there is a core of values and ways of being that eventually will settle deep inside you, and the worst thing you can do is not stand by them, allow weakness and fear to overwhelm you.
Whether it is in your day to day way of living in relation to others, the morals you espouse, or the lifestyle and way of training that you believe in, at some point you need to put your flag down and say this is who I am and what I stand for. With the caveat that you are a flawed human being and reserve the right to evolve and change your ideas as you progress on your journey.
Stand strong, get shit done, live your values and grow day by day.