Opening Oneself to the Road

Our path is sometimes rough and sometimes smooth; nonetheless, life is a constant journey... whatever we do is regarded as our journey, our path. That path consists of opening oneself to the road, opening oneself to the steps we are about to take. ~~Chogyam Trungpa

We do not know what lies ahead in our journey. We know this because of the “surprises” that have already occurred as we took each step in our journey, sometimes caused by decisions we made that, perhaps, had results other than what we intended and sometime by things completely out of our control. And yet, we remain on the journey, faithfully stepping forward. When we are open to whatever comes next on our path we are truly inside the journey, embracing it, mining those rough places for knowledge, growth and celebration. Should we fail to be open to our path that lies ahead, we lose that opportunity and those bumps or boulders in the road become little more than inconveniences. We deprive ourselves of the learning and joy that comes in the negotiation with each step on our path. May we find courage today. Namaste

Gentle Thoughts: What steps are on your path today?

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