The cloud does not insist upon its form,
The wave does not force its way over the ocean,
So why should you clutch so tightly
Your little map?
Follow your heart
And know joy in all things.
The path of freedom
Has no markers,
Yet it leads to fulfillment;
The path of confusion
Is crowded with signs,
Pointing in all directions.
The Great Way is a humble, solitary path,
Follow it closely and be guided.
How do you know you are on the Way?
When your map no longer serves you.
– Taken with thanks from dear Sister Krishna’s Deciphering Spirituality blog.