We are always at a crossroads. Frost's poetry speaks to me, two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by...
It seems to me that we stand every moment at that crossroads. Each choice brings with it a different experience, a different world. If I turn right, I cut off what might have been on the path to the left. If I buy a house, it comes with its unique set of neighbors, for example, different from any other house I might buy. So I am not only buying a house, I am buying a particular and distinct life.
Here in this 21st century, we have a bewildering array of crossroads never before possible. With this Kindle Fire, I can write words that go around the world, inspiring and maybe confusing or even infuriating those who choose to read my words. Readers can take the ideas to heart or not, come back another day or not, read through my past writings of not, etc. Each choice creates something different for each person.
We not only have libraries, we have most of humanity's knowledge, philosophy, religion, superstition, myth and history in our handheld devices. We have choices about what to read of this vast storehouse and choices of how we interpret it
and use it.
What we choose depends on a number of factors such as: our values, our woundedness, our search either for truth or confirmation of our biases, and so forth.
It appears that there are quite a few choosing a way that is hurtful to self or others. Apparently there is a dramatic rise in addiction and death because of it; a rise in murders, small in size and mass, but both massive in size for the soul; huge amounts of abortions, killing off future generations by the milions; verbal assaults usually laced with half of no truths; loneliness and lack of genuine connection to others; wars and wars looming. And whatever it is, via media it instantly is known around the world, especially if it is negative. We have to dig for positive news for the most part.
Questions I ponder are many. How can we help people make wise, life affirming choices??? Can we find a way through this modern maze to lives well lived and celebrated? Can we find our core, our spiritual kingdom within? Can we focus on beauty, love, wisdom and all things that lift and heal? Can we touch the soul wounded and be a healing being to them? Can we love as spiritual brothers and sisters?
What happens if we don't?