Imagine a mama duck and all her baby ducks.  They follow behind her, trusting that she is leading them the right way.  But she is just leading them along the same path that she was shown by her parents.  They, in turn, are following the path that their parents taught them.

What if they are all going the wrong way? If they keep going this way, they will never discover anything new.  What are they missing, because they keep going the same way, year after year, generation after generation?

So many people are like those ducks. Just following, blindly trusting, because the people before them, whether parents or teachers or ministers or elders, walked in this path, it must be right. Not necessarily.

Who walked that first path? How did she or he discover it? What made her or him go that way?  What made others follow in that path?

Whether it is a clothing habit or a diet trend or a way of thinking or a ritual or creed makes no difference.  A path is a path is a path. Where are you going?  Who are you following? Do they know the answers to those questions? Be mindful of who you follow, so you don’t become lost.


About betsybeadhead

Hello, and Welcome. My name is Betsy, and I like beads and prayers. Fortunately those two things are more related than I ever realized. You are invited to “like” my Facebook page titled “Betsy Beadhead” and thus see what I’m talking about in my posts when I try to explain something using beads rather than words. This whole thing started because of that. Then I couldn't figure out how to post pictures so I just started writing. I string together words the same way I string together beads, and both serve the same purpose. I work at a library, surrounded by ideas brushing up against each other. I draw, paint, and collage. I study world religions. In all these experiences I like combining different things and making new things, and stretching my understanding of what “is” and what “has to be.” You are welcome to share my posts - just please give credit where credit is due. I'm anti-censorship but I'm also anti-plagiarism.
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