Sometimes, there is no destination.
I was chatting with a Medicine brother the other day and shared my love of symbols and images. “I’m using my favorite symbol, the Unalome, as my logo,” he says. I ask, “Where can I see it?” He tells me the link and wistfully says, “I don’t know why this website exists. There’s no purpose for it.”
I’m glad it exists, and I told him so.
The Unalome is a Buddhist symbol that represents the path to enlightenment and each individual's transcendence on this planet. It represents our existence on this material dimension and awareness of our path in life. This path begins at the center of a spiral and patterns repeat until we clear the patterns of attachment until we free ourselves from cycles of suffering. The dots represent death or completion of a journey.
Back in 2018, I wrote a book called The Abundance Prophecy. I am reworking it right now for an update. Because I want to see where my consciousness at the time was, and also to compare to the evolution of my current perspectives. A friend at the time drew this logo for me on a canvas using a black sharpie and sent me this image. She actually sent it to me inverted and I flipped it for my book.
Interestingly, that friend has completely vanished from my life, with this symbol eerily representing that cycle.
It is somewhat conventional wisdom these days that consistency is the key to developing skills and abilities. Change one’s habits, change one’s life. Fix the things you repeat every day.
It’s not about the destination. It’s about the journey.