“Don’t worry,” the young one said,
“I’m getting to you by the labyrinth.”
There is a lesson in these words –
I want to be told, what to do,
to be clear on my directions;
but as I walk life’s labyrinth,
it is clear that is not the case.
So, these words teach and assure me –
The way is cooperation
with many twists and reversals.
The labyrinth is not a path;
it is a way through to oneness.
We are not alone on the walk;
we share with many travelers.
Sometimes we wait; sometimes they wait.
Sometimes we clear the way for them;
and, sometimes they show us the way.
We cannot change where we have been
or worry where we are going.
Like the wind, we are God’s presence –
sometimes gentle and merciful;
and, sometimes strong and reckoning.
So the young one’s promise rings true –
God does not tell me what to do,
and yet, Her directions are clear;
“Be happy,” and “Be not afraid,”
this is the way to Her in the labyrinth.