Monday, April 11, 2011

Morning Visitor




Finding The Path

Like someone lost in the forest, if you're not really convinced there's a way out of suffering, you give up very easily. You run into a thicket here, a steep cliff there, and it just seems way too much. But if you're convinced there's got to be a way out, you've heard of other people who've made their way out, you think, "It's got to be in here someplace." You keep looking, looking, looking. Finally you see how the other people made their way out - oh, that was the path they took."

~~Thanissaro Bhikkha~~

10 comments:

judemiller1 said...

Having faith to keep on, keeping on. It's the only thing that gets me through some days.

Tabor said...

I absolutely admire this post! It is what I have seen in your during the time I have read you blog. You are so strong in spirit and do not let anger or frustration get the better of you. You will live a long, long, time. Keep planting those perennials.

Elsa Louise said...

It takes courage to live the life of your own choosing. It takes strength to do so, when all around, others are frequently begging you to do otherwise.

A moving and thoughtful sentiment.

And I adore the beautiful bee in the current header!

Elsa Louise said...

...and the yellow swallowtail with the lavender flowers is quite gorgeous, too.

One Woman's Journey said...

Elsa Louise, thank you dear friend.
You encourage me more then you will ever know....

Sharon said...

Your lilacs are beautiful!

I learn so much by watching the paths that other women take. You are an inspiration to me, my online friend in Tennessee.

Beverly said...

Glad most of the Shingles are gone....

The pictures are wonderful......

LauraX said...

Beautiful, beautiful...each finding our own path when we stop fighting,rest, listen and float along like your butterfly visitor.

Deborah Carr said...

How often do I wander, unsure of which direction to take, then I look down and see the footprints of those who traveled before me.

This was a lovely post.

One Woman's Journey said...

Tabor, as always you speak to my heart.
Judy, Sharon, Beverly, Laura and Beverly - thank you so much for visiting.