Which Path Will I Take?

There are many forks in the road.

Left or right?

Indecision paralyzes me.

Fear fills my mind.

My mind racing in circles.

Anxiety filling each moment.

Who knows where each path will go?

Maybe I could let go of this fear.

And pick up love.

Embrace the adventure that life truly is.

Curiosity can fill the space where anxiety once was.

All will work out on the path unknown.

 

Fear, Worry, & Doubt.

Fear.

Worry.

Doubt.

 

My three familiar friends.

Keeping me from my passions.

My mission & purpose.

 

Goodbye, my old friends.

Today, I will let you go.

For I only have one life and I intend to live it.

 

I hear a knock on my door!

 

Three new friends have arrived.

Love.

Trust.

Faith.

 

 

They even brought gifts.

Love brought joy.

Trust brought excitement.

Faith brought freedom.

 

Thank you, my new friends.

I look forward to our new journey together.

 

 

Fighting for Peace.

Fighting for peace.

Shaming for love.

Anger spilling into the streets.

Not an ounce of compassion.

 

How will they ever know peace if all we show them is violence?

We must show them another way.

The way of peace.

 

Our life is our message.

The message of peace.

The message of love.

The message of compassion.

 

Go to the streets.

 

Go to them in peace.

With love.

With compassion.

 

Anger can’t stomp out anger.

Only love can.

Violence won’t stop violence.

Only peace can.

Apathy won’t end apathy.

Only compassion can.

 

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The Broken Dam.

 

Pain.

Anger.

Confusion.

Suffering.

 

The pain of loneliness.

Isolation.

Fear.

 

Building up like water flowing into a mighty dam.

Cracks form.

The wall deteriorates.

Until one day the walls scream in pain.

 

The dam is broken.

Suffering overflows into the world.

 

The river mourns.

The birds cry.

Innocent beings swept away by the waves of suffering.

 

 

I have no answers.

Only questions.

 

How can we prevent suffering from spilling over?

How can we live in peace?

How can we heal our nation?

 

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