It's one thing to trust when we're flowing downstream,
our hearts buoyant,
effortless cooperation in a sweet stream of synchronicity.
How do we fare though when our way is steep,
and we meet obstacle after obstacle,
only to see the path ahead
lead up a sheer mountain wall?
Do we judge a path to be worthy
solely when it flows with ease?
How would a salmon answer that question,
or a bird migrating across entire continents?
There are always deeper tests of our vision,
of whatever it is we count on
to guide us on our way.
At times a lack of flow can indeed be an indicator
to help us realize it's time to release our agenda
and have the patience to allow a new pattern to unfold,
a new door to open.
relaxing our determination and our commitment
to a particular direction
would amount to self-betrayal.
At these times warrior lessons come thick and fast,
and obstacles are not evidence of a wrong turn
but an opportunity to learn
about expanded capacities of courage and perseverance.
If we depend on external signs of ease for guidance,
at some time or another we'll end up lost,
doubting ourselves when the sky grows dark
and adversity comes to the fore.
But all of us,
every single one,
are free to know what truth feels like in our bones
in the silent glow of our innermost core.
With this core as our rudder,
we can be resolute
no matter the circumstance.
This is the vision,
the trust in ourselves,
that can lead us all the way through.
This is the guide that illuminates the path worthy of our faith.