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Path or Direction?

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
― Carlos Castaneda

 

I have reread this passage many times and put a lot of thought into it. Tonight it struck me in a new way. If as I’ve talked about before, our path is not one that we follow as much as one we choose each step of the way then maybe it is not so much about choosing a path with heart as choosing to have heart in every part of our path. That is choosing each step we take with commitment and yes with love. The distinction may be a fine one but of late I have been investigating the concept of responsibility. Maybe I’m just paraphrasing the line from Sondheim that it is not so much do what you like as like what you do. To me that also ties in with the Thelemic law of ‘Do what Thou Wilt’. If we are making choices according to our true will than those choices will by their very nature be ones that are heart-filled.
Blessings, G

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Buffeted by Cosmic WindsBuffeted by Cosmic Winds by G A Rosenberg

 

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Quote of the Day – February 5 2013

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
― Carlos Castaneda

 

Choose the day’s new sign
it’s colour and its sigil
walk out on its path
and discover its truth
Is it true for you?
The signs will show the way
and if its truth doesn’t sound
the heart’s agreement
know that there are other ways
and feel free to take them.
Love guides and sometimes protects
compassion provides the lessons
either there or absent
along the way
Follow your heart your bliss and your wyrd
the council of the wise and that of the foolish too
for sometimes we need to explore the false
in order to know the real

 

How do we know whether or not our path is a path with heart? Listen. Chances are if you’re asking, it’s not. Never doubt your story.
Blessings, G

 

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EYecentric
Eyecentric by G A Rosenberg

 

Pictures in the Multi-Hued Flames
Images Seen in a Multi-Hued Flame by G A Rosenberg