We each walk our own path. Others can walk beside us, hold our hand, and be there. What they cannot do is live our lives.
I thought about traveling today, as I prepare for my trip tomorrow. It brought several quotes to mind about the paths we travel and what that means.
“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me and be my friend.” Camus
“It’s your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” Rumi
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” Thoreau
The reflecting led me to look through some notes and this poem emerged.
Walk it so may be glorious.
Your courage is your truth
Let it shine a light on the path.
Discover beauty in what you give
Let it be the path you seek.
Walk at your pace
Be present in the world.
Walk with your story
Follow the questions of your quest.
Find a space to catch a glimpse of yourself
It is a space to dance, sing, and live.
Be vulnerable in that space
It is makes you who you are.
This is a path at Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park. We walked down to the see the falls and Kathy took the picture as I walked back up. The roots and people walking wove a pattern and story into the path.