Stories from my little corner of the world, the South. Some are from the present, some from the past...but all are from my heart.

They reflect my thoughts and views, my musing about the world, and each carries with it a bit of my heart
and soul.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way

If you only
connect the dots
from point A to point B,
from here to there,
and back again
without looking beyond the horizon
how will you ever find your way?

If you only
follow the arrows,
or the bread crumbs
on the well worn trail,
or the maddening crowd
to the next best thing
how will you find your way?

If you always
chase the newest fads
like everyone else does
because it's safe,  it's comfortable
and rarely venture
on the path less traveled...




















Then...
Where will you be
in five or ten years?
Will you be any further along,
or still searching for a rainbow
down a dead-end street
lost and looking for a way home...

Did you know
if you listen to your heart
~truly stop and listen~
shutting out all the foolish chatter
and raucous noise of the world
to hear the still, small voice within
you can find your way.

It won't be easy,
not in the times we live in.
For we are surrounded
by smoke and mirrors,
by glitter and hype
and by the hyperbole
of asinine people
with selfish intent.

But, hold this close
inside your heart:
the map to find your way
and the knowledge
to be who you are
shines bright as a star
within you,
always within.

Rose S. Williams
Southernstoryteller©2012





9 comments:

  1. So beautiful and such sage advice. We must listen to that still voice within us which serves as a guiding star.

    xx

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    1. I shared this on my Google blog.

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    2. Well thank you very much :)

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration....it's been so hard to write anything for the last year...I struggle with it, have let too much of the sadness suck my creativity from me...but I need to get back to it..I want to get back to it. You and Mike inspire me when I read your words :)

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  3. No greater compliment, Rose. You are a wonderful writer and I hope you pursue the words that are waiting, patiently, for you to return to them.

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    1. You know Michelle, I think I'm ready, just needed a spark, which you provided with your status on FB yesterday.

      Being here and being supportive of each other is what makes this blog and FB thing so good for writers. I promise to be a better support for you as well...the grief is subsiding and it makes my Muse restless to be creative again...thank you so much :)

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  4. Rose, I have felt your support all along. It was my turn to be there for you; it's that simple.

    Glad your spark is firing up. We will all be blessed to experience your words/thoughts again.

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