The Way of the Path-seeker.

When I lay a paving stone I am not thinking about the path I am making, but only about laying that stone. I put all my attention into the task at hand and put my best effort into it. This stone will be stable, level with both the ground and the adjacent stone, with just the right sized gap around it. I take care of my body while I lift and move it and I take care of the stone while dropping it gently into place. I am unhurried. I gently smooth out the sand, tending to any lumps and ridges with my bare hands and I notice they are very skilled at this. Then I make allowances for any uneven thickness in the underside of the stone, so that every bit of it is resting, supported on the bed I have made for it. In this way, laying a stone today is always building a good path for a good tomorrow. And when tomorrow has become today and the path is finished, I do not try to keep the path only for myself, but take pleasure in watching others enjoy it, perhaps even a lizard enjoying its heat in the sun. If I notice an ant trail crossing it, if possible I will seek out their nest and rebuild the path around it, because in reality, everything we do, we do for all beings. When the path is truly completed, then it is time to carry out the next task in exactly the same manner. In this way, the Way of the path-seeker is the way of the path-builder.

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9 comments on “The Way of the Path-seeker.

  1. zeuslyone says:

    Beautiful! I’m glad you stumbled across my blog so that I could thereby find yours!

  2. sweetpea2love says:

    Reblogged this on Is it really that easy? and commented:
    My dear friends…A blogger followed me today, which lead me to this Most Beautiful post. Please take a few moments to visit this wonderful blogger.. I promise you’ll be glad you did.. Thanking all of you kindly … hugs to you all from Laura

  3. LadyPinkRose says:

    Incredible post! To BE that aware in all we do, what a wonderful world it would BE! Thank you! Love, Amy ❤

  4. atkokosplace says:

    This post set my soul on a peaceful path. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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