The Spirituality of a New Path

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I had been thinking about adding a new path in the forest at my home. One that would allow me to scamper up the hill. An alternate route home.

It is good to have alternatives. They are choices, options, change.

I have begun to experience my new paths and the changes I encounter with them as a spiritual awakening. A chance to approach a problem or idea in a new way. To do something bigger, more romantic, more graceful. To see from a new viewpoint and ultimately to grow.

If we recognize change from the lens of romance and grace, and look at it as a call to honor the divine in ourselves, we can celebrate it and allow it to become an opportunity in this moment in time called life.

And then the path leads us perfectly home.

 

Secrets from the Mississippi

Secrets from the Mississippi

Words from author Mark Twain could be amusing but pithy and wise. Just get started. I agree, and I try to face obstacles and challenges with that same attitude. My thoughts turned to Twain recently because he so loved the Mississippi River and I have been traveling it this past week. As we journeyed along, past plantations and small towns, tourist attractions and southern gardens, the people I encountered brought to life my understanding of those words.

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