Reflections on Deconstruction and Spiritual Growth

In my escape from my imprisonment, I came across this abandoned canoe. So I took it. I took advantage of it. I used it. It was there and I let it help me. I let it assist me on my journey.

Something that I've learned along the way is this: it is important, wise, and frugal to take advantage of anything that presents itself as help. I've learned to make use of whatever is available to assist. And my help came from very unexpected places. Before, what I could use on my journey was very particular. There were rules. Laws. Expectations. Protocols. Standards. Traditions.

But when I escaped it was from those I escaped. There's nothing wrong with tradition. In fact, I appreciate tradition. I have found much tradition very rich and meaningful. However, when tradition becomes the prevention of freedom, another cell, then it has misused its power. Like an overbearing mother. Anchors are good unless you want to sail. So I have found help in all kinds of other places that weren't allowed or even considered before. Sometimes I use them by stealth. Other times I use them openly. I found myself reading, listening to, enjoying, consuming, partaking, attending‚ things I would have never even considered before or ever been caught using.

Now there is no one looking over my shoulder judging me for what I use to help me on my journey. I'm free to use any resource that makes itself available to me. If it's useful then I will use it. If it's going to help me grow, mature, become wise, travel well, and be free, then I will use it. Like this canoe. 

This is Sophia Canoe, from my Sophia Drawing Collection.

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