What Road Are You Traveling?
All of us are duplicitous by nature. There is the person we allow the world to see and then there is the one we keep hidden and to ourselves. All people live in this duality and for many, it causes a constant struggle. Two paths are presented to us. One is the high road and the other is the low and they are based on the moral decisions that we make each moment of every day.
The Direction is Clear
Positive moral decisions that are based on the energy of caring, love, honesty, understanding etc are made on the high road.Whereas the negative moral decisions are guided by lying, cheating, intolerance, rigidity, hate or judgment are found on the low road.
It has always been peculiar that there is no middle ground. Either you are traveling the high road or the low road the middle road is like riding on a picket fence, impossible to get there and harder to maintain your balance.
Sometimes the choices are easy, and doing the right thing is clear, and beneficial to you. Sometimes, unfortunately, the low road is the far easier choice and looks like it will be so beneficial to you that you just can’t resist the urge.
“I’ll only do this just this once,” you say, with a froth of good intentions on your mind. But it’s a funny thing about traveling the low road, once you get that path it is harder to get back up than we ever could have imagined.
The high road may indeed appear difficult, I wish I could say that I always clung to it. I haven’t and have paid the price dearly. As I get older, though, I strive for the high road, more and more. In almost everything I do.
I am not perfect but strive for it. You don’t have to be perfect to be honest, treat people well and not be cruel to others.
Remember that we are all living an existence of duality, and the struggle is constant between good and evil, right and wrong, the high and the low. Be vigilant and you might just stick to the high road. No matter what happens you are guaranteed to learn something.
To every man, there openeth a way, and ways and a way. And the high soul climbs the high way, and the low soul gropes the low: And in between, on the misty flats, the rest drift to and fro. But to every man, there openeth a high way and a low, and every man decideth the way his soul shall go. ~ John Oxenham