I have been in deep conversations with my maker. For weeks I wandered in the mountains asking questions and searching within.⁠

The answers arrived in their intuitively packaged forms, the doors opened once they were knocked upon and the paths illuminated before me. And that word came back again and again…⁠


There’s this moment in The Matrix when Morpheus looks at Neo and says, “There’s a difference between knowing the path…and walking the path.” ⁠

Finding the answers is a victory in of itself. Sometimes it can take your entire lifetime to find the ones you have been looking for. But an entirely new challenge arrives when you start to actually walk the path you know you have to travel.⁠

Joseph Campbell didn’t call it “The Heroes Journey” by accident. ⁠

He knew better than anyone else that when you begin to answer the call, that’s where the greatest victories and defeats begin their outpouring.⁠

And it’s true. The endless failures you may have to endure in order to become who you are truly meant to be. That’s where I have been. That’s why I’ve been silencing everything around me and just listening to that guiding voice.⁠

“Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”⁠

I have put to rest that seething voice of the dark wolf that has kept me in the harbor for so long. It looked at the past constantly and trapped me with judgement as thick as molasses.⁠

But with trust, faith, and courage I’m free. There is and always will be fear in this heart. But there’s great courage as well.⁠

And it’s still true, the most beautiful thing about life is that you can start all over again and be everything you were always meant to be.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project