There was once a village that was known to have a transformational effect on any person that came to it. The center of that power was a lamp, that for all its power, was an ordinary looking copper lamp.
But any person that would stand in front of it and let the light from the lamp shine on them, they would experience instant transformation, clarity, and bliss. It was said that many seekers, travelers, pilgrims had looked upon that lamp and returned complete with the deepest knowledge of the cosmic workings.
This village, particularly this lamp was gaining popularity and much more started to travel to find this village.
One day a new traveler arrived in the village. Every person in the village knew why this person was here. They were happy to see another person on their to understand the cosmic workings.
The traveler happy and excited about the prospect of enlightenment and bliss about to be experienced started walking on the straight road.
Nearby he noticed a boy, playing along, blissful and happy. The traveler approached the boy and asked, 'How far, oh dear one, is the lamp of enlightenment?'
'5006 km', said the boy.
'Wow! That far? I thought I was in the right place, the right village', said a very confused traveler.
'Yes, it's 5006 km in the direction that you are going', said the boy. 'It's 6 km if you travel the other way.'
When we will it, we create it. When we think it, it comes forth. When we ask, we receive.
We soon tend to forget that the creation, the experience, and perceived reality lies within us. We get caught up with the external.
Each day we arrive in the village to achieve bliss, enlightenment, transformation and joy. And each day we start walking the 5006 km instead of the 6 km.
The experience and creation of today, now, wholly depends on 'The road (not) taken'. And that's a choice you make right now.
*The title is a play on the poem, 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost.
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