The Forest Path

The Forest Path


Your path, like all paths, has its seasons. Many bends and conditions can make it difficult to follow. Stop and rest when it pleases you, when you are tired or when it feels right to dance and sing. The tallest trees are totems belonging to the heavens. Saplings are teachers; they reveal how each of us can make use of small amounts of light. Some trees have fallen, as will you one day. They feed the many lives that have no wings. They become soft with time, inviting an unseen world the best of food and shelter. Much on your path will seem to have no reason. Still more will cause you great confusion. Clear your mind as often as you desire. Nothing exists on your path that you do not require. You will have a million questions. You will live the answers. Your mind is a fertile place that loves to play with rhyme and reason. It loves to experiment with possibilities and combine all sorts of things to see what happens. Allow it. Your creative mind will not harm you. Walk with conviction, tenderness and love. You may only have one opportunity to walk this path. Savor its fragrance, its many sounds, and see the way life embraces light. One night ten million fireflies will gather to begin their sacred dance around you. They will set your heart on fire. You will rise up, leave your body, and begin the next season of your life. You are the phoenix rising.


Robert Luckin

17 April 2013