“Climbing enlightenment’s mountains

Sherpaless and lightening my load

with each step

I momentarily rest on this plateau

pondering the precipice.

Gaze at distant peaks

unknowing what lies beyond the next rise.

Thanking those who have helped my travel

those who lit beacons lighting paths

those who fell that I may avoid loose rock.

Firmly traversing my path I appreciate

the things along the trail

the smells, sounds, colours

the brightness & the darkness

the fertile silences.

I am present in my journey

open to see the less trampled

routes that lead

to more spectacular vistas

& enrapturing challenges.”