P.A.T.H. and all incarcerated artists wish you a very happy safe and fun-filled Fourth of July.  We all value and cherish independence.

Enjoy the drawing by incarcerated artist - Ricky Zepeda; CA   Ricky shares the following which comes from on old Buddhist saying , which is also reflected in the Masonic order regarding a person's character.“Though one should conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, he who conquers his own self, is the greatest of all conquerors.”

A person’s character is but an effect of his own thoughts and set of beliefs; not realizing this makes him a slave of circumstances.  To start a journey that will set him free is to realize this great truth.  A mason is reminded that he travels  in that level of time to that undiscovered country where no traveler ever returns.  He must therefore learn how to conquer himself. 


image caption: Colored pen drawing by Ricky Zepeda; CA