Traveling appeals to everyone---going to places you have never been, seeing sights you have never witnessed and meeting new people along the way. There are so many places to go and so many ways to get there, a person could travel endlessly and never see it all. There are the roads traveled in time and space---then there are the roads within.
Cross country travel and driving the highways of America has been my passion for some time now and I have enjoyed sharing it with you. Now it is time to get serious about the road less traveled. There is an insightful book by M Scott Peck that I read many years ago called the “Road Less Traveled” that you may wish to read. The book is reflective of a famous poem by Robert Frost entitled “The Road Not Taken” where the first and last verses read:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Recently I have acted on a passion from childhood to live a meaningful life, one of exploring spirit. In the bestselling book “The Only Thing That Matters,” by Neal Donald Walsch he says that “98% of people spend 98% of their time doing things that don’t matter.” I believe he is right and have set out on my “road less traveled” that is inner peace, happiness and oneness with the Universe.
I have decided to put all my energy into expanding consciousness with the journey and created a web-site www.ConsciousnessGuide.com. My blog reflects the many roads to living in a state of conscious awareness. I hope you will continue to read me there!
I leave this Examiner writing adventure wishing you an traditional Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.