We prepare for the adventure and look forward to the thrills in the ride of life, just as this cyclist anticipates the turn and the winding slope that will follow by adjusting his body and speed to dial in the best angle. He can see just far ahead enough to ready himself. But in modern life, we are not following a course that has been planned by architects and laid out in stone by layers of previous generations. Our routes have not been packed tightly with cobblestones so as to avoid the mud, the dirt of life. We don’t really ever know how many steps we’ll be able to take before an obstacle pops up in front of us or the path suddenly veers in a direction that we hadn’t counted on.
However open ended our path, we do have the ability to take each step one at a time, and the freedom to decide where to put our foot down. Freedom in how we place each step, what angle we take, where we choose to look, and what we make of it all. The weeds that watch us and keep us company along our way help to anchor us to the green living world and to the little things that have a loud voice once they are noticed.
If we can be wise enough to still the fear in our head and truly listen and look as the path unfolds, if we can take it slow, be calm and look for the weeds of wisdom in our company, then our path will become more natural and the way will be smoother and more pleasant, gentler.
So, where are the weeds in Prague? They are in all the cracks of all the steps on the way to the castle. Look for the weeds in your path and they will whisper something wise to you.
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.