Friday, January 6, 2012

All ways lead to the Way...

"Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. Say not, I have found the path of the soul, Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path. For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals." ~Kahlil Gibran 

I've been told (by a friend of my brother) that I should curtail my reading of smutty-fluff books. 

Meh. Meh, I say. Meh. 

If a girl can't read smutty-fluff books then what can she read? Hmph. In any case, I've read much more (and probably will read many more) smutty books than the one he saw. I've also read fluffier books. I read for enjoyment, for discovery, for peace of mind and body. It's an escape of sorts, a relaxation of sorts, a stepping out of oneself. 

'All ways lead to the Way' - it's a line I read in what could be considered a smutty book... (I consider it to be a very good read complete with adventure, political intrigue, battles, magic and steamy romance). It's a line that's been in my head this week. There are many ways to find one's purpose - there are no wrong or right ways - just something that is suited for our individual selves - that makes us part of a whole. 

Desire. Surrender. Knowledge. Contemplation. Service. Action. Prayer. Invocation. Reflection. 

There are many ways to the Way - and if a line in a smutty-fluff book can make me think about it then that's just one more reason to continue reading those books ;)


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