There are these paths that we take. They lead us through troubles waters, rough seas, and storms that wish to drown us.
They come at us in ways we’re not expecting.
Parents we once trusted, siblings we’d do anything for, and friends who were washed away with our dreams of a better life.
These paths meander, sometimes converge, but most often they lead us to where we’re supposed to be in our lives.
We follow this journey in the footprints of others. We see the light pouring through the clouds at times. It leads us, protects us, but most often it does not lead us astray.
We journey on this path, the footsteps feeling more like quicksand, our feet sinking. Struggling to keep ourselves above the fray of who and what we are.
The path takes us to a place we knew we had to go but didn’t want to because of a fear of losing people.
It is upon this path, in this sanctuary that we discover where we’re going, what we are supposed to do when we get there and it’s only in these moments when absolute clarity reaches us.
The clarity of mind, of life, and of a choice to follow the path presented is one that we must take alone. In it we’ll understand why other things never worked.
Our journey, our path, and the guide within takes us to exactly where we need to be at the point in our lives we should be there.
It’s taken too long for me to find this path. Now that I’ve reached it, I’ll continue down its shores, within its green forests, and find my way through the desert.