The Heart Path

Follow your bliss.

It sounds so easy

until you try it and you realize

the path is dark

littered with doubts and discouragement

so you pick your way carefully

ignoring the choir of crickets

chanting you cannot

or you should not

calling you a fool

for taking the risk

for throwing yourself into the river

and daring not to sink.

It isn’t easy

to take this road;

you know, the one less travelled.

But the farther you go

the smoother the path becomes

the surer your footing

and soon you’re running, sprinting

through patches of sunlight

singing yes to the sky.

I want to tell you it stays like this

but all roads have potholes

unexpected turns

moments of uncertainty;

there will still be shadows

you will stumble, trip, fall

skin knees, bruise ego

lose heart

lose faith

lose courage

…and find them again.

Because although it isn’t easy

this chasing of bliss

once you have captured it, tasted it

once you have danced

the path of the heart

once you have soared

there is no turning back.

© Lisa DiDio, do not reprint

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10 responses to “The Heart Path

  1. I love it! Want to share with everyone I know!

  2. “singing yes to the sky.

    I want to tell you it stays like this

    but all roads have potholes

    unexpected turns”

    Yes. This. Thank you for this today.

    xo
    lj

  3. Indeed. There is NO turning back.

  4. Always good to be reminded that we’re human, we’re not alone, that the potholes are part of the road! Thanks.

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