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  •  we are on a journey or rather a pilgrimage (25+ / 0-)

    the difference is that a journey has a destination

    on a pilgrimage it is the travel itself that is the transformation

    I first learned that when visiting Mount Athos for the first time in 1981.  I decided to walk the old footpaths through the forests - by itself that decision transformed my visit into something beyond sightseeing, even sightseeing with a religious purpose

    we did not intend to travel his path

    On January 27th we found ourselves on a road we did not know

    we continue to learn - about ourselves, about the cloud of witnesses of love that are surrounding us, about the journey itself, which will be for the rest of our lives and then beyond

    when I traveled on Athos, often the paths would twist and turn, a necessity when traveling over rocky and mountainous terrain.  Sometimes we would seem to be heading back from where we had come, but those of us on those footpaths had to trust and continue to move forward

    so it is on this pilgrimage

    way closing

    path turning

    seeming setbacks

    letting go and trying to perceive what we had previously missed or simply ignored

    the email informing me was sent about three hours before I opened my school email account and read it

    as a result I am still awake well past my normal sleeping time as I process, as I let go and trust

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 10:22:58 PM PST

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