“You are of God little children and have
overcome them: because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” ~ 1 John 4:4 NKJV
Imagine, if you will, standing on a dark, desolate road lost and feeling quite alone. Picture yourself
contemplating two ways to travel in order to get home. You are at a crossroad in your life, and you must decide which way
to go. One way looks dark, scary, and menacing. The other way looks familiar, well lit, with the promise of reaching your
intended destination. You decide to take the familiar road, and you realize this decision will lead you home. Relieved you
did not have to enter the wrong road, or the dark way, you ride through the many hills and valleys before reaching your intended
destination. There will be obstacles to face, even on this road, yet you are safe knowing you are headed home.
Now, what if you mistakenly took the dark road? You would be lost, confused, and frightened. You
would become miserable and probably panic at the idea of being lost. You would seek out someone to help you find your way
home. Your journey would be a lonely, arduous struggle, and you know that if you don’t find the right person to get
directions from, you could be lost for a long time.
Some people, unfortunately, do take the difficult road, and the ones that opt for the easy road
also find themselves in difficult situations in life. We cannot escape what life dishes out to us, no matter what road we
choose to travel on. There will be challenges we all must face in life; some are easy and some are very difficult. Unfortunately,
there is human suffering in the form of tragedies, abuse, neglect, war, health problems, addictions, poverty, drugs, a sudden
death in the family, and a slew of other adverse, social issues. These problems, or as I call them challenges, are inescapable,
but how we deal with each challenge is within our own control. Once you realize that you have the power to control how you
perceive a given circumstance in your life, you will be on your way to emotional freedom from guilt, despair, discomfort,
pain, suffering, addictions, sorrow, humiliation, and the worst part, regrets from past failings, abuses, or misgivings. Now,
imagine you are standing at a crossroad having to decide a better way to navigate on your journey, and your guide introduces
you to a secret, mysterious third choice.
What if I told you there is another choice, a secret road that was not evident when you had to
decide which way to go? I will reveal to you another choice of roads you can take that I call The Third Road. This is the choice that was hidden when you decided
which road to choose. I will show you this secret mystical road that is the one least traveled, because of its secret nature.
This road is very vague and invisible to the naked eye, yet it is strongly felt, and is waiting for you to discover the true
way to go home. This road is your ticket to freedom from pain, despair, suffering, hopelessness, vices, and anxiety. Albert
Einstein put it so succinctly when he said, “In order to believe in the impossible, you must believe in the invisible.”
The Third Road is a secret road that leads one to his (or her) inner home. It is a road where one
finally steps outside the world of societal demands and steps into the world where one is directed by his inner instincts,
or the spirit of God. It is a road where peace, joy, and happiness await one, irrespective of outer circumstances. It is a
road that reconnects us to our spirit within, bringing us to new awareness, perspective, and a greater appreciation for life.
It is the road of truth that leads us to our home. It was the discovery of truth for me that I was searching for my whole
It is the metaphoric road that leads one to a home that God had intended us to be in, where the
most important thing is to love God with all your heart and soul, and to love your neighbor as we love ourselves. It is a
place where truth, integrity, values, freedom, peace, and love abide, and words like war, hatred, judgment, and prejudice
do not exist. It is a place where contentment, happiness, beauty, and joy abound and where fear has lost its power over you.
I would like to share my own experience, strength, and hope with you. My own journey has taught
me creative ways to deal with life’s challenges. My intention is to guide you on an intimate journey back home that
will lead you to your comfort zone. You will be guided on a journey home where the power you discover within you will guide,
comfort, and sustain you through whatever life throws your way. You will finally build a foundation under your home that no
one can rattle or destroy.
When you look through the kaleidoscope of life, do you see a dark world filled with hopelessness,
or do you see the world through a kaleidoscope of beautiful colors, opportunities, and beauty? Hence, there lies the difference
between being at peace and being in despair. It is all according to how you view your circumstances and your world.
Perception is an individual awakening that only “you” can experience. But, we always
have a choice on how we perceive life. We cannot stop the events of our lives from happening, but we can stop ourselves from
the way society demands we deal with these tragic events. The older generation tells us that divorce is wrong and should be
a terrible experience, and that a death in the family is always tragic. And yet, if one were miserable in a marriage, then
divorce would mean happiness and liberation. And, death can mean an end to pain and suffering and the beginning of new life.
Societal promptings insist that certain health problems are hopeless, and yet a positive attitude during a health crisis brings
about radical positive changes in a physiological way. We are taught at an early age to judge others, and some of us were
taught to be envious, jealous, and vengeful towards our neighbor. And, a slew of misinformed opinions come into our mindset
through societal teachings, as we try to reason with what is right and what is wrong. Even the most well-informed, well-intentioned
parents put fear in their children, as they perceive the world to be a fearful place, which cannot be trusted.
There is a better way. You can change the way you view your circumstances, thereby changing the
way you feel, and ultimately changing your world. Our human nature yearns for more. It demands to know a better way of life
and subconsciously or consciously struggles to find a road that will lead us to this better way, or our home.
I will also focus on helping you find your purpose in life. When you find out why the Great Maker
created you, you will find joy in your life, which will overshadow the challenges that come your way. You will find your passion,
your reason for being born. We were all put on this earth for a purpose; just like nature is synchronized in its intricate
daily journey, we are also synchronized for a useful purpose of joy that will serve humanity.
Our Higher Power is the source that we believe is an omnipresent
guiding divinity in our lives. I will refer periodically throughout the book to my Higher Power as Jesus, or as God. You can
choose the Higher Power of your choice when reading this book, because we are all individuals who have different beliefs.
William Shakespeare said, “To thine own self be true, and it must
follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” However, it is okay if you don’t have any particular belief in a Higher Power. There is no prerequisite
in believing or not believing in God to find your spiritual way home. All you need is to be willing and open. My purpose for
writing this book is to simply and gently guide one to his spiritual home. I personally think that most faiths come full circle
and end at the same point together, rendering a universal peace. Your journey is unique and so is the God of your understanding.
This journey is for everyone, no matter where you are in your spiritual quest, and irrespective of whether you have a Higher
Power or not.
My hopes are that this book will lead you to your spiritual home, where you will find the courage
and power within to address your own life’s social issues. And, at the end of each chapter are original poems that I
wrote in order to reinforce the meaning of that particular chapter. I hope you enjoy them.
You will blossom, like a dawn-tinted rose in the midst of summertime. You will awaken, like the
radiance of an orange burst of sunrise. You will sprout, like the daffodils on an early spring morning. It is your time to
find peace in your life. It is your time for joy. It is your time to finally discover the hidden, secret wonders of
The Third Road, the one least traveled, which ultimately will lead you safely back to your spiritual home.