The Wayward Soul


The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.


Food For Thought

I have often been seduced by the moonlit sky. Even as an adult, it could hold my attention for hours. That is nothing compared to what would be labeled those childhood moments of “ADHD,” when my attention would drift aimlessly to flights of fancy. To get lost in those epic dreams. What beauty there was to enter a universe of possibility. To be the hero of the quest. To be the captain of the ship rounding the Great Horn, or even a knight rescuing his princess from whatever heralding deed seemed appropriate for the day. That is the nature of possibility open to the child’s awaiting vessel of consciousness. Reverie, that intimate time we spend with the longings of the soul. What a beautiful gift we have been given when we know how to focus its intent.

Children will often be brought to me to evaluate the scope and the length of their attention spans. They are dreamers. Like you and I, they look to the stars. They look to new horizons of distant galaxies that exist, even if solely in the space behind their eyes that calls upon them to better and greater realities to come. Is this wrong? Of course not.

Antonio Machado said,

You walker, there are no roads,
only wind trails on the sea.

In a way, we are all wisps of wind, blazing trails on an ebbing and flowing sea. We yearn to find permanence, but is it there? The road allures us with an illusion of impermanent permanence. What destinations lie ahead. If only life could always be so adventuresome. However, even the road forks in unforeseen directions. Yet, all the while, we walk blissfully towards the setting source of our being.

Why not look to the sky? Why not dream? Oh, the allure of permanence is too great for those who have achieved their mark. Or have they simply forgot the great adventures ahead when they simply set their aim to the heavens above. Hell, even if they miss, they will still land among stars, or so I have been told.

Namaste, my friends. May blessings of love and joy find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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