Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken," has inspired as well as captivated generations of poets, authors, and readers. Each person can find a different meaning in the poem with each reading. For myself personally, as obvious, the road less traveled is often the one that will yield the greatest growth for yourself. I believe that is the general consensus of what the poem means as Frost quite nearly tells you this himself.
But look a bit deeper.
I also believe that there is meaning in the fact that the road less traveled by lends itself to allowing you to not only grow for yourself, but also for others. The road less traveled tends to be a lonely endeavor, but allows one to return with a greater aptitude, generally, regarding a certain subject or matter.This aptitude can lend itself to helping others see a different way as well, allowing for an exponential explosion of knowledge and education amongst the masses. This can unfortunately be quite a negative experience as well, however, if for example, the message a person returned with was thought of as evil by a majority of the population but with such a captivating appearance, the masses could not help but follow along blindly... until it was too late.
This brings me to my next point, the point of a bird named Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I recall reading this book in my high school years. A short book that one could read in an hour and a half. I recall thinking that this was an incredible book, one of the first to truly open my eyes to the world around me in how it can be perceived in a different way than the norm, and thus, be changed by such a view for the good.
But, as referenced, look deeper, and watch as blind faith leads to despair...
Recently I chanced upon Jonathan Livingston Seagull yet again online for purchase. I noticed that this edition of the book featured a lost fourth part (the original had just three parts). My interest piqued, I eagerly purchased the book. I read the first three parts yet again as well as the lost fourth part this past holiday season. All I can say is that the fourth part fits the world we are living in much more in-depth than the first three parts. The fourth part describes a flock that once followed a grand thought, freedom, health, religion, and transformed the principles into chains, maladies, and sacrilege as distant from the original positive message that could ever have been.
I felt myself feeling entirely overwhelmed with sadness as my fellow man has seemingly fallen into the fourth part pit of despair where the masses no longer think for themselves, no longer strive to create for themselves. Rather, the masses seemingly wish for everything to remain the same, to remain stagnant. The fourth part shows this led to near civil war amongst the flock, a path that could very well erupt yet again.
But look deeper...
At the very end of the fourth part, I realized with utter glee the beginning of a cycle of which we all seem to be at the bottom end of, with the fact that the supposed myth of the once pure thought returning to help the one eager follower to learn all that can truly be made possible of freedom, health, and religion, thus beginning a resurrection of growth, creativity, and innovation, a part of the cycle we have yet to breach for some time.
With 10XCircuit, I hope to instill in others the fact that strength does not come from biology or genetics. There are all kinds of strength out there, but I do hope to guide those that are lost in the art of fitness as fitness allowed me to find balance within myself. Though I think a certain way, I am always open to learning as another method may be better for a certain event than the method I was always content with utilizing.
10XCircuit I envision to be not just a fitness empire, but a way of life in that people can take with them wherever the venture. I realize that fitness and health does not merely stop at the physical level, but falls well within the realm of capability of the mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels. For myself, fitness was the catalyst that allowed my thoughts to be catapulted into perceiving all the various levels. Fitness allowed me to reign my anger and balance my psyche, as well as allow me the mental prowess of near perfect recall, and even the ability to perceive the primary religions as promoting a similar message.
I hope to be a guide through tumultuous events that rock you to your core. I wish to be the one that instills confidence within you even during arduous tasks. I desire that the 10X philosophy of strength within stays with you so that even in the most perilous of circumstances, you find the strength to be able to persevere and conquer.
Because, after all, to find inner peace, you must look within... deeper.