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  • We each have our own path to tread. Mine has been a bit different. It hasn’t been so for the sake of being different. As best I could, I have generally followed the path that my heart has led me down. I can feel it when I am on that path. It feels like me. It looks familiar. Even when it’s new and strange and, at times, not previously tread upon. I can feel it. Just like, if I am paying attention, I can feel it when I have strayed onto the wrong path. Things look and feel very strange. Foreign. Unsettling. Even when the path is well trodden, and many others have found it to be a good path for them.

    There have been times in my life when others have thought they knew what path was best for me. I didn’t always have this ability to feel when the path was right. I was so lost, at times, I needed help finding my path. I encountered many, many helpful strangers who freely helped me to find a path with a heart. Many of them were very kind. Hearts of gold. Give you the shirt off their back, and when down to their last buck, give you half. I’ve encountered some amazing souls in my journey, especially when I was lost.

    There have also been some, well-intentioned souls, who thought they knew what was best for me. Where I could best serve. How I should conduct my journey. When they have persisted with their “help”, I have left them behind in the dust. I have no need nor desire to have another soul dictate to mine what is right for it.

    That said, I do have many mentors and guides along my path. It is far from a solitary path. Some are treading a similar path, many are just helpful and kind. They don’t try to assume they know what’s best for me. They just provide tips for staying on my own path. They’re the best!

    It’s a glorious journey. I wouldn’t change a single step of it – not even all the missteps. They have all led me to this fork in the path.

    As the wise and powerful Yogi once said, when you come to a fork in the road….take it!

    See you up around the next bend. There is so much to do and see between here and there.
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