Daily Archives: December 14, 2012

Toss Your Map, You Know Your Way.


Yesterday, the last yoga class for the year, my instructor read a fantastic quote from Tao Te Ching:

The cloud does not insist upon its form,
The wave does not force its way over the ocean,
So why should you clutch so tightly
Your little map?

Follow your heart
And know joy in all things.

The path of freedom
Has no markers,
Yet it leads to fulfillment ;

The path of confusion
Is crowded with signs,
Pointing in all directions.

The Great Way is a humble, solitary path
Leading Home:
Follow it closely and be guided.

How do you know you are on the Way?
When your map no longer serves you.

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You know where you want to go and you know how to get there.

It resonated in me. I’ve been pretty busy lately tossing out my maps and it feels great.

We all know how to do what we need to do to become what we are already destined to be. It’s just that it can be hard, feel insurmountable… fear and insecurity get in the way.

I’ve been going with my gut now on just about everything.

Except when buying shoes. Gotta go with the heart on shoes…

Thank you.


sublime: Van Gogh in motion… and a sweet post via Jasmine Kyle Sings.

The Oracles Realm

To comfort...

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by

all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored

than the day.”
~Vincent Van Gogh

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