Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Today, Thursday, 24th November 2016, is another very special and significant day in my life which I will always celebrate. I am sure most of you must have heard or learnt this beautiful heart-warming poem called “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
This soul-stirring poem stirred my heart the moment my teacher taught it in my school. Right at that very moment I took a vow that in my life I will take the road which has not been traversed by anyone in this world and will create a new path to help others who are taking the same journey as me in the future.
I was thirty when I first took this path, I came into the Spiritual and since then my world has transformed, treading the path which no one has traveled. Similarly, today I finally broke out of my cocoon, the fear of failing, insecurities, inadequacies and all the things which a human being can have in his/her world. I surrendered myself to the will of the Supreme and put my first foot forward on the road where there is no road.
This is the road which I will create in this material world for this entire universe to follow. A path whose very foundation is based on faith, righteousness, purity, truthfulness, goodness, self-effort, hard work and Love alone. This is the road which can lead one to discover the precious treasures that await, journeying deep into the forest. A path that challenges one’s strength, valor, grit, prowess and the ability to face every hurdle along the journey. It will bring out hidden potentials and show a person who they Truly Are! The most exciting thing about this path is to traverse into the unknown and with every step you take ahead you create a mark.
Today, with this step in my life I am experiencing the freedom of a bird who has been freed from the bondage of being in a cage for a decade and is now soaring high in the sky for the first time in life. A sense of absolute fearlessness to face and confront life with faith and patience, grit and fortitude, to see through everything no matter what shows up along the path. A sense of unending love and bliss that is oozing from every pore of my being to shower the love and shine the luster on this universe and everyone when they traverse this path.
The substratum of this, who has made it possible in my life is my Master – KrsnaGuru who has relentlessly, over the past 7.5 years, been working on me helping me empower myself to realize my True Self and to rise above my human existence. For me to unleash my true potential through self-effort and rigorous practice which only gets tougher and tougher by the day. Without His continuous push I will not be able to unveil myself from all the lifetime’s ignorance. I offer my heartfelt thankfulness and surrender my everything unto the Feet of my Master with all humility and humbleness.
The journey has finally begun and I seek Your grace and blessing of this Universe to always work with me, through me and within me to serve Thy purpose and to attain Prema for Thy Lotus feet. I am eternally indebted to you for being my everything of everything. I cannot ask for anything better than this in this life and eternally.
I have Taken the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City!