“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me…Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” -Shel Silverstein
This new path I’m walking, or maybe not so new as just newly recognized, calls for a new way of living. Living by listening. Not just hearing, as that is a rather passive thing. Listening requires more than ears, it requires my whole being.
I am turning inward, seeking attunement with the still small voice of my guide, my shepherd. I can’t see the path ahead of me-blindness does that to one. I’ve surrendered the idea of control of what comes next and am residing in that hoof-biting place of releasing control and then attempting to take it back. I am after all a sheep!
I am learning, ever so slowly, that I can trust completely in my shepherd. He’s already determined the safe path, the fresh grass, the pure water- and then he’s led me there. I don’t wander alone, for he is always with me. Sheep M 1/29/09
(The picture is supposed to show the sheep resting-not dead. Although sometimes I can’t tell the difference!)
We are 3 Blind Sheep who are quite capable of falling into every ditch, stubbing our hoof toes on every rock, eating every back-biting sarcastic weed in the field and imagining every form and fear of darkness that is just beyond our reach. (remember, we are blind!)
With that said... we have also realized we have an amazing shepherd whose love for us knows no bounds... and whether we sink, swim, fall, lash out, become sick and puke on the weeds of deceit (but they smelled so good!) we are covered... we are protected... we are loved... and we are NEVER alone... no matter what it feels like.
We are two baby boomers and one child of baby boomers, fast friends whose differences have been overcome by a connection with one another that has seen each of us through personal crisis. We are bound together on a journey of spirit, philosophy and reality of life!
Let us hear from you! We want to know about your journey!