I was going through some old posts of mine and found this one about the story teller Michael Meade. Michael is someone whose life has been courageous, and yet, it is easy to see that his past, with the deep wounds he suffered, were very much a catalyst that find him in the place he is in now, mentoring at-risk youth, and Vets who suffer from evey kind of battle wound. I love his writing and his dedication to help others find their way in the very dark places and times of the world.
“A certain kind of courage is required to follow what truly calls to us; why else would so many choose to live within false certainties and pretensions of security? If genuine treasures were easy to find this world would be a different place. If the path of dreams was easy to walk or predictable to follow many more would go that route. The truth is that most prefer the safer paths in life even if they know that their souls are called another way.
In this life a pious journey is required. It is pious in the sense that a genuine path brings out our devotion, but also because it cleanses and clarifies our sense of self. The result may be pious, yet the process may look and feel like a stripping down to bare bone. From the common comforts, we must go to the edge of life; from simple…
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