Seeking

Seeking

Freedom and Uncertainty

From early on, from the age I could assert myself, I chose freedom. It was not an easy choice; it meant disappointing some, angering others and distancing myself from all that had happened before. It meant taking perpetual risk and forsaking things, situations and sometimes friends. But the alternative, to travel life on a prescribed path, full of certainty and safety, seemed like death to me. So I ventured. Over and over, I would feel the unease of a life that was too sure to be right. And at that moment, something deep within me spoke and pushed me to take some 90 degree turn toward something new. There is a novelty to this that is alluring. And one must not be seduced by the allure of novelty alone. Because that in itself becomes just another addiction. When the heart speaks to us, though, and tells us “this is no […]