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What light through yon window breaks?

I begin to get a glimmer, just a glance perhaps of some light shining through the haze that has been swirling in my mind. For several years now my whole life has been in turmoil. I have been confused and bewildered. I thought I was meant to be a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. I [...]

I begin to get a glimmer, just a glance perhaps of some light shining through the haze that has been swirling in my mind. For several years now my whole life has been in turmoil. I have been confused and bewildered. I thought I was meant to be a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. I thought that was my “place.” That was what I strived to be. But somehow, it just didn’t work out.
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I have been given a chance now to go out and search for something else; a chance to rediscover my “place”. I think that search is leading me to Bulgaria. Not right away. There are things I want to accomplish first, if for no other reason than to quiet certain areas of thought. I don’t believe it is so much to quiet areas though, as it is to lift the swirling haze.
If this doesn’t make any sense to anyone, all I can say right now is – it does to me. There is now a method to my “madness”. I have a plan – really. 🙂
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Just follow along…
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Old age – forces us to turn inwards

“As the years go by, the destructive principle inevitably works its way into human beings. They cannot overcome it, but they can nevertheless slow down its effect and, above all, learn to make use of the period of old age that is setting in. When we lose our strength and our physical abilities, we have to tell ourselves that now is the time to seek other occupations, other sources of joy. Whatever the conditions, there is always something we can do, and if we are deprived of our physical energy we must seek to turn inwards, delving deep to tap that spring of spiritual energies within, which is inexhaustible.

If the principle that allows beings to grow and flourish did not meet with opposition and obstacles, humans would be lost. Yes, if old age and illness were not there to set limits, a great many people would become monsters! But we all know that the path we are on ends at only one place: death. In this respect, all men and women are equal. So, we all have to admit defeat, be modest, reflect, become wise and find, if we can, the path leading to God.”  — Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

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About the Author:

Gar Williams liquidated his former life, sold all his possessions that wouldn’t fit into a 46 liter backpack, and left it all behind at age 63. He is now traveling the world, and, in his words, is finally doing what he wants to do. Gar stops by at VagabondJourney.com from time to time to offer his wisdom and advice on the Senior Vagabond series. has written 65 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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