Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously

Asking For Directions

For some, the choice of path to take

is not as cut and dried as two roads in a wood.

For some, the way to go is marked by the feet of ancestors,

illuminated by their faith and guidance,

and straying to the road less traveled may be self aggrandizing

but is hardly going to lead to Rome,

despite delusions to the contrary. 

For those who love to wander,

knowing there is always a good red road within reach,

a place where the comfort of rightness and beauty supercedes simple willfulness

and reminds the walker of interconnectedness

rather than isolation…

that road leads Home,

to following and leading and walking beside all beings,

to running and dancing and moving with purpose towards a greater good.

Change is both necessary and inevitable,

the natural cycle,

from seasons to the shift of a river;

wisdom lies in learning from history, not attempting to deny it.

We have all made our own way,

yet if we are honest,

we did not make our way alone,

but were inspired by the distant footfall of another,

the reminder that there is nothing new under the sun.

It is okay to ask for directions.

Somebody knows who has passed this way before.

We don’t have to get lost,

unless we want to.

(c) RCGA, 2013


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