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
Follow it closely and be guided.
How do you know you are on the Way?
When your map no longer serves you.
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…