A journey to embrace, explore, and honor the Freedom and Power inherent in active recovery.

No more shame...

No more shackles....

No more secrets.

The path--and the Power--are within. Be Free.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lonely is a Relative Term

I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone
- Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

Taking a path that dares to venture apart from
the beaten one is difficult in many respects.

Others will berate you and deride you in an
attempt to puff themselves up and cover their
fear over the independence you exhibit (which
they lack.)

The manifestation of an individual path is
not pre-determined and therefore cannot be
graded or approved based upon the simple
and noted 'typical' way. Determining that
it is acceptable is a one-man (or woman) job;

People will always hate and fear that which
they do not understand.

Man is a beast of habit, ritual, and comfort.
He veers towards the lit and easy path, and
seeks those who reflect his own visage.

Just know that the unexpectedness of a
'less beaten path' is part of the benefit of it.
The discovery, the strength, the awareness
of learning how much you are capable of
without the scraps or pittances of other
people is truly liberating.

Take the first step. Believe in yourself, today.