A Reluctant Alchemist

October 16, 2014 9:25 PM

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I have always considered myself a reluctant alchemist -- only eager to change after continually banging my head against the wall no longer seems to offer the refuge it once did. Mine has been a life of reinventing; a life that to a great extent, has been predominated by seeking. It's only now that I'm approaching middle age that I have begun to get a glimpse, an idea of that which I've always been looking for.

I am by no means a religious person, but I have come to believe that my greatest hope lies in faith--my ability to trust in the need to step out of the comfortable to find a "better me" on the other side. We can see evidence of this inner pilgrimage as far back as the medieval period, in the words o...

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