Everyone remembers the poem that begins, "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood." I have always pictured those two roads as autumn leaf-covered level paths winding into a sun-dappled forest. And most of us who are consciously on a spiritual path would claim we chose the road less traveled so as to "make all the difference."
I never thought before that perhaps the roads or paths weren't flat and easily traveled. What if one was the high road and one was the low road? What if both roads led uphill, but one was full of twists and turns and rocky precipices? Which one would we choose then? If we knew ahead of time what perils and/or promises were presented along the path we choose, would we still choose it? What difference does it make? All the difference, so the poet concluded.
Perhaps the difference is how we choose which path to take. If we are spiritually guided, then we know it is the right path, no matter what we may encounter along the way. We know that we are never alone, and that we can trust our inner/higher source to help us make wise decisions. And, we know that there are lessons to be learned and blessings to be gleaned from challenges. And that truly makes all the difference!
INNER GUIDE, let me have the strength to turn to you when I am faced with a decision, and let me follow you guidance, knowing you will be with me on my journey towards remembering my wholeness. AMEN.