Departing from the path

What is the path, our path, dear Ones?

And is there such a thing as a path?

I was watching Alice in Wonderland yesterday. A movie that talks about the path.

At some point, Bayard the basset hound is trying to prevent Alice from straying.

He says to her, “Departing from the path, you cannot do that.”

To which she responds, “I make the path!”

Later on, as Alice needs to come to terms with her unique mission of fighting Jabberwocky the dragon, the white queen tells her,

“You can’t live your life to please others. The choice must be yours.”

Such a strong, meaningful statement!

So, is there a path, a clearly delineated one?

Rumi’s words came back to me this morning.

“As we start to walk on the way, the way appears.”

Link to Facebook invitation:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1306130449749942/

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7 Responses to Departing from the path

    • new desert says:

      Very interesting synchronicity as I looked at your Cheshire President — claytoonz

      I watched Alice in Wonderland yesterday and I liked its symbology.

      The cartoon you posted tastes a little different…

      • bwcarey says:

        when one party ends, what will the next be like, maybe new sense of priority, cheers for the comment, be safe, amen

      • new desert says:

        It’s a good question to ask at this juncture, isn’t it?

        Perhaps there is a path after all, one we cannot see or even sense.

        Yet we have no choice but to “walk the Way.”

        Thanks for your comment and stay safe as well!

      • bwcarey says:

        it’s a chance to find ourselves again, other than as mere consumers, stay safe, amen

      • new desert says:

        Yes, it is.

        Not everyone in this world is born to consume unconsciously. We must be two of those sane ones.

        Incidentally, two weeks ago, I presented about the ‘temptation to consume’ and consequenyly consequently build one’s identity ‘in the wrong place.’

        That must be another synchronicity, in addition to Alice.

        Be well.

      • bwcarey says:

        thanks for the comment, amen

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