Although she cannot hear a sound, Grace never has a problem knowing which path to follow. As a human, with all my senses intact (well some would question that) I have the hardest time finding the path that my heart wants and needs to follow. I listen to my head all too often. Most often planing my direction by logic and reason. My heart gets lost.

Today I had the most synchronistic morning reading from Melody Beattie.  It cried out to the reasoning of why I have such a hard time finding that seemingly illusive narrow road.

Trust Your Heart

“For so long, you relied on your head. Now it’s time to make the shift— the great leap into your heart. Are you beginning to see how your head gets in the way? How it creates so much noise? The chatter, the limited vision, the fear? Are you beginning to see how what you’ve relied on— your intellect, your assessments, and sometimes your logic— has complicated your life? It isn’t the head that sees clearly, nor does the head always see with love. Often, it sees with eyes of fear. The heart sees clearly. It balances the mind and emotions. It takes what’s real and processes it into truth, then into action. It takes into account all that needs to be done, then draws a map, an itinerary, for how to accomplish that. Yes, you say, but my head does that too. And then I don’t need to feel… Your heart can do it better because it maps the way in love. Learn to listen to your inner voice. Listen to your heart. It’s your connection to God, to people, to the universe, and to yourself.”

Beattie, Melody (2013-04-30). Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul (Kindle Locations 104-113). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.

Ask,seek,knock….en theos ††† jim

Photos on the journey #388


I kind of fell down on my first resolution of 2013 to get back to posting my images and thoughts. So, I am a dollar short and a day late. Kind of like this flower, “between a rock & a hard place.”. Falling is not anything out of the ordinary, but it happens often when you travel down narrow roads.

“We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy, and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.”-Dorothy Day from Quotations for Living Life Fully Living Life Fully Publications.

Being a little behind, I am used to that. Quoting Doris Day (okay I know it is not Doris Day, but I like to think she had a profound thought, Que Sera’ Sera’), now that gets me back on a narrower path for sure…………en theos……..jlawrence

Photos on the journey #378


Okay, I am still working on my door/gate search, but I just couldn’t pass this one by. It is a nice complement to my earlier beware of dog image.

In this one, the dog is not one of those “is there really a big dog or a poodle” kind of moments. You don’t have to wonder of what it is you are to beware. Then when there is also a police car parked outside with K-9 warning sign. You should get the message. This is not a gate that I need to go through.

Heed those signs, hopefully they will eventual lead you to that narrow path††††††en theos††jim