This is a new chapter, literally, not figuratively.
This new chapter is a blog about the Way. The only Way. I’m not going to tell you that I know everything about this path or that I know the Way better than the next guy who’s writing. In fact, I question myself, “will there be any that take the time to read this?” It is my hope that by sharing my experiences with the rest of the world that perhaps someone else might find the Way that I have found and benefit from it.
My own journey has been a rocky one. It’s never easy and it’s often more challenging when the time is taken to examine and make sense of it. Nevertheless, the path has been rewarding and I find now in my journey a sense of worth, fulfillment and purpose. It wasn’t always that Way.
There have been many years of my journey where I was simply board. Some years were filled with angst. Some were filled with frustration. Others were just sad. Truth be told, I haven’t had many that I would classify as happy. If I had to sum up the years of my life I would tell you that I never really found my purpose until my Way made me come face to face with the truth of who I was and I finally truly accepted my new path. The only value to my time up to that point was in covering the distance to reach that point. The rest was wasted and I didn’t have to traverse all the miles I did, but I chose to do it because I wanted to make my own choices.
So, now I’ve begun on this journey and while it started more than 35 years ago, it was only in the last 4 years that life has taken on a new meaning truly worth living for, a purpose and a new vision. My reality has shifted and I now understand why I’m here, what I’m here for, and more importantly, what I need to do next. Maybe by reading my blog, you’ll gain some of that as well.
For those that know me, you know I’ve got passion. I have it in my voice and in my heart. Truthfully, it gets in the way sometimes. When I talk about something with conviction, it can be perceived as arguing. My tone is loud and brass, perhaps even arrogant. But, this is passion. It’s a will inside that says, “you have to get these words out and they have to be heard … or else … no matter the cost. Every word in and of itself has a life changing meaning and when spoken must be uttered and presented with the utmost conviction.” It’s like taking the force of the water behind Hoover Dam and putting in a 2 in round pipe and trying to contain it with a carrot. The carrot doesn’t fit and the force of the water is going to find it’s way out one way or the other.
(Why a carrot you ask? Why not? Does it really matter? What’s a carrot got to do with plugging hoover dam? Well, if hoover dam is your mouth then maybe you should chew on that.)
It’s the conviction… the passion. I’m not trying to be bossy or brass. I don’t have all the answers, and I certainly may be wrong about some things, but I say these words with the utmost conviction and they come from the heart. They most certainly come from life experiences and are based on real facts and real life.
My message is simple. You need the Way just like I do. The question is, what are you going to do about it?