At a divide in the path …

I’ve heard stories before about a musician waking up in the middle of the night and scrawling out a song on any scrap of paper he or she can find, because the song just “came” to the artist, but I’ve never really understood that concept.  Then, a few weeks ago, after my morning meditation, the “writing” that I am sharing below came spilling out of me.
I’ve hesitated to share this writing — about not knowing which way to go when standing at a divide in the path — because it could give the impression that I’m in the midst of making some HUGE life decision when, in fact, I’m not.   But then I ran across this quote from Rabbi Rami Shapiro:
Will you engage this moment with kindness or with cruelty, with love or with fear, with generosity or scarcity, with a joyous heart or an embittered one?
and an incredibly simple, but powerful, truth smacked me in the forehead:
If we choose to acknowledge as much, every moment contains a divide in the path …
So, with that simple truth in mind, and choosing to live this moment in joy, generosity, and love, I share my prayer with you …
אל חלוקה בדרך
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,מה אתה צריך ממיני
?צריך ממיני, אדוני
.רוצה להיות משרת נאמן
.משרת נאמן לך אני
,תגידי לי נא הדרך ללכת
,הדרך ללכת בשבילך
 –כי אני לוא יודעת — שמאל וימין
.והגעתי אל חלוקה בדרך
,מה אתה צריך ממיני
?צריך ממיני, אדוני
.רוצה להיות משרת נאמן
.משרת נאמן לך אני
At a divide in the path
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What do you need from me,
need from me, my Lord?
I want to be a faithful servant.
Your faithful servant am I.
Tell me please the path to walk,
the path to walk for you,
because I don’t know — left or right —
and I arrived at a divide in the path.
What do you need from me,
need from me, my Lord?
I want to be a faithful servant.
Your faithful servant am I.
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One thought on “At a divide in the path …

  1. I totally agree with your insight,every moment contains a divide in the path. Choose your own path. When you have done that you are your most authentic self!

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