There once was a Right Path. It was the step ahead, the reach, the breath. It was moments of oneness that bled into moments of separation. I am this. I am not that.
The Right Path became what I wanted when I wanted it. Others were there as helpers or hinderers but the path was clear. Impulsiveness. Need. Greed. Hungry child hands stuffing pockets with the sweets of immediacy.
And then the world opened, there were rules and order, process and power. The Right Path had been forged, let’s look around at what we do here, what we wear here, where we go here, how we behave here. Here are paths for you, all laid out, the brick borders your security, the horizon a predictable view.
But then you tested those bricks for bounce. You bounced and you bounced and they cracked and you kicked the pieces aside and saw that you could carve paths in the soil with your own boots. So you carved and your body surged with freedom and you said ‘I want to go over there!’
And you did, didn’t you? You went over there and you went over that way too and you climbed up and you saw things you never could have seen on that Right Path that wasn’t ever yours.
And the more you climbed and the more you walked and the further you got, you started asking where you were going. Like those crumbling bricks, your ambitions started losing their solidity, but not really, but kind of, but suddenly there were so many questions.
Questions like is this the Right Path? Is this the Right Path for me? What is a Right Path? What is Me? A kaleidoscope of paths and possibilities, perspectives and identities layered over one another, the Right Paths became rabbit holes and the seeking become endless.
Through the sea of options is the Right Path For Now. Where it leads is mysterious. But that’s okay, since you can now see that no Right Path ever led where you thought it would anyway. The Right Path For Now will lead you to the next Right Path.
And that’s when we become The Right Path. Walking who we are. Walking where we are. Walking on behalf of the Walking. Walking the path of Becoming.