the tao of the surrendering hiker

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the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by saw » January 21st, 2022, 1:57 pm

walk with me brother and sister
along the trail of enlightened earth
allow the oft-tamped soil
of a million boots,
support my claim of magic

let this path of perception
open its evergreen doors
so your eyes may be submerged
for a little while in the sensual curves
of the determined river

this is my gift to you.....
her meandering is not happenstance
she is always moving toward
her love of the sea,
so permit your thirsty heart to drink

each step will become a soothing landscape
an interactive painting just for you
and if you mirror her eternal destiny
you will find your majesty of purpose
and you will never be afraid or alone

for you will be applying the colorful oils
to your masterpiece with the brush all around you,
to the canvas inside your ribcage.....
a synchronous bridge,
across the span of your soul
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by mtmynd » January 21st, 2022, 7:07 pm

Steve... you've penned a masterful piece, amigo... Congratulations!
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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by judih » January 21st, 2022, 11:02 pm

saw wrote:
January 21st, 2022, 1:57 pm
walk with me brother and sister
along the trail of enlightened earth
allow the oft-tamped soil
of a million boots,
support my claim of magic

let this path of perception
open its evergreen doors
so your eyes may be submerged
for a little while in the sensual curves
of the determined river

this is my gift to you.....
her meandering is not happenstance
she is always moving toward
her love of the sea,
so permit your thirsty heart to drink

each step will become a soothing landscape
an interactive painting just for you
and if you mirror her eternal destiny
you will find your majesty of purpose
and you will never be afraid or alone

for you will be applying the colorful oils
to your masterpiece with the brush all around you,
to the canvas inside your ribcage.....
a synchronous bridge,
across the span of your soul
so wonderful. And here on the day that Thich Nhat Hanh has passed - he the marvelous teacher and his walking meditation that has inspired so many mindful footfalls. Thank you, Steve. It's as if all the wonder in the world has been channeled through you to deliver this piece.

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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by creativesoul » January 22nd, 2022, 5:13 am

What an amazing journey this piece is.. like I was there. Your vocabulary is also out of this world

Thank you for my morning coffee read.. publish - self publish
reason is over rated, as is logic and common sense-i much prefer the passions of a crazy old woman, cats and dogs and jungle foliage- tropic rain-and a defined sense of who brings the stars up at night and the sun up in the morning---

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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by judih » January 22nd, 2022, 10:20 am

creativesoul wrote:
January 22nd, 2022, 5:13 am
What an amazing journey this piece is.. like I was there. Your vocabulary is also out of this world

Thank you for my morning coffee read.. publish - self publish
yes! for sure - publish this

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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by saw » January 22nd, 2022, 10:39 am

Wow...I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the nice words.......this came to me during 2 days .....after my last hike.....and was written at my bedside, just after waking from my nightly sleep.....I jotted it all down on a pad from my nightstand....in two parts....magic ?.....

So glad people can feel my love for the woods.....it's a truelove
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by sasha » January 22nd, 2022, 11:25 am

I'm late to the party, but this says it all - the magic, the peace, the transcendence found in the simple act of putting one foot before the other - particularly resonant because until recently that simple act was too painful to be enjoyable. ('Course now it's too effing cold to be enjoyable - but that's a cause for impatience, not grief of loss...)
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"Falsehood flies, the Truth comes limping after it." - Jonathan Swift, ca. 1710

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Re: the tao of the surrendering hiker

Post by saw » January 23rd, 2022, 8:48 am

thanx Roy...enjoyed your comments....
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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