The Path

Whatever you become, my child, may it be rooted in grace.
Whatever your path through life,
May it offer you steepness and rough places, so that you do not
become complacent.
‘Nothing is owed to you, but everything is available to you,
Even the decision to do nothing and to travel nowhere.
It’s up to you to decide
Whether to follow the wisdom of your ancestors, or to pursue the cheap solutions of the world.
Your courage will arise.
If you call it by name, just as love will find its way into your heart
in time .
My child, I cannot shoulder your mistakes
in order to keep you free from pain,
But I can open your eyes to beauty, if you will only take the time.

—Nancy Wood – Shamans Circle

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Posted by | Paul Reynolds
Paul has been a yoga teacher on the Island of Kauai for many years and is the facilitator of the weekly Living the Question Blog - a repository of wisdom and inspiration. Paul also produces and hosts Le Guru is You Radio Show, showcasing everyday gurus.

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