Close your eyes for a moment because sometimes the eyes can trick us, and there is a reason they call sparkly rocks fool's gold. Close your eyes and breathe. How does your path smell? Is it fresh and earthy? Do you feel a calmness when you breathe deeply? What do you hear? Can you hear the wind in the trees? What kind of animals can you hear around you? Now open your eyes. Does everything still look the same, and do you like what you see? And now touch small things on your path. Do they respond? And taste small things on your path. Do they bring peace and joy to your body?
As for me, I will take the path into the woods. It is not an easy path, but everything I need is there. Food can be found if you know where to look. And water too. There is plenty of material for shelter, although it is raw and I must work hard to shape it. There is beauty and the art of nature. There is peace and time to think. There are companions, seen and unseen, guides who point the way. There is magic. Yes, much magic. I am off to the woods. I will leave a flickering light for you to follow. Trust yourself.
|The path into the woods, where magic abounds.|