Wisdom’s Path

Difficulties, are these the names of the stones the pave the path to understanding?

Difficulty, these are the large stones with smooth surfaces over which our feet flow, or upon which we stub our toe.

Pain, these are the jagged little stones we never notice, until they cut our feet.

Anguish, these are the invisible stones over which we trip, and never think we’ll find the strength to rise.

Misery, these are the stones of salt with which the wounds of pain, we bathe.

It should be no surprise that Understanding is a destination very few attain. Yet it is only beyond Understanding that we will find Tolerance, and only far past Tolerance that we might hope to eventually find Wisdom.

Shoes? I think they cannot be worn on any of these paths, all of which are ultimately one.

Where do the feet of your spirit guide you?  To smooth paths on which you will experience few of life’s discomforts, yet upon which you will find little sustenance for your soul?  Or to the path of difficulty, where you might?

I would like to think mine guide me toward Understanding, but I know my feet are soft.

About C.G.Ayling

Musing misuser of words, lover of lyrical literature, author, occasional contrary thoughts. An honorable man’s name, in memoriam.
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