Wrong Turn, Dead End, Lost
Mariel and Jose drove in the dark, lost on the unlit ridge road. They turn in at the only driveway they had seen in the last hour. It leads to a glamorous house overlooking the valley. “Finally we can get some help. Some directions!”, Mariel complains. Jose has a habit of never asking directions. Mariel is more open and trusting.
The door to the mansion opens. Inside, the feeling of fear, of gloom, of impending disaster hangs like a thick fog. Mariel’s hair on the back of her neck stands up. Jose keeps looking for an exit as he begins to sweat. They have felt this way before. All of their instincts cry out for them to leave, immediately. There is something wrong here. They don’t know why but they can tell. The people giving them directions are lying. Each one has a different set of instructions for Mariel and Jose. Yet, the people in the house all agree that their guidance is correct.
Smiling and backing away, Jose thanks the occupants and barely conceals his rush to get back in the car. “Come on, let’s get out of here.”, Jose says to Mariel as he puts his foot on the gas and wheels back the driveway as fast as he can get them away.
In life, if you ask anybody else when you find yourself lost, you may get all sorts of help. Other people can only tell you the way that their own misguided minds think. And it is a world of deception. Use your true means within to perceive the lies. If it doesn’t ring with clarity and decency it is probably untrue. When you can’t reach truth outside yourself look for it within.