Path.

September 28, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.” – Antonio Machado

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Grand Canyon

http://www.outpostusa.org/GCSKaibab.html

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“All the different religions are really like different paths leading to the same goal. So there is no question of prescribing any rigid set of principles or practices. Everyone has got the right to follow his own path and approach God in his own way.” – Kedar Nath Tiwari

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Rock tunnel on Bright Angel Trail

http://fritzdooley.com/canyonpictures/grandcanyonphotos_bat/bright_angel_trail_010.html

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“His way isn’t the same as mine, nor mine as his. But we’re both in search of our destinies, and I respect him for that.” – Paul Coelho, “The Alchemist”

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GC Bright Angel Trail.

http://www.exploring-arizona.com/exploring-arizona-a-fresh-look/parks/grand-canyon/

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“The difference between a path and a road is not only the obvious one. A path is little more than a habit that comes with knowledge of a place. It is a sort of ritual of familiarity. As a form, it is a form of contact with a known landscape. It is not destructive. It is the perfect adaptation, through experience and familiarity, of movement to place; it obeys the natural contours; such obstacles as it meets it goes around.” – Wendell Berry

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South Kaibab Trail

http://www.outpostusa.org/GCSKaibab.html

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“I don’t know whether you can look at your past and find, woven like the hidden symbols on a treasure map, the path that will point to your final destination.” – Jodi Picoult

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Nankoweap Trail GC

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/inthecanyon/interesting/

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“One’s options in this world are as vast as the horizon, which is technically a circle and thus infinitely broad. Yet we must choose each step we take with utmost caution, for the footprints we leave behind are as important as the path we will follow. They’re part of the same journey — our story.” – Lori R. Lopez

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Hiker on the South Kaibab Trail

http://markjohnson.photoshelter.com/image/I0000BagDAj7cZvQ

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“The path of peace is not a passive journey. It takes incredible strength not to open a can of ‘whoop-ass’, justifiably, when ones button is pushed.” – T.F. Hodge

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Nankoweap Trail – Approaching the Colorado River

http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2036513204

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“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. And if I can tell an old-time story now about a man who is walking about, waudjoset ndatlokugan, a forest lodge man, alesakamigwi udlagwedewugan, it is because I spent many years walking about myself, listening to voices that came not just from the people but from animals and trees and stones.” – Joseph Bruchac

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Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

http://library.byways.org/assets/74320

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“But when you’re in front of an audience and you make them laugh at a new idea, you’re guiding the whole being for the moment. No one is ever more him/herself than when they really laugh. Their defenses are down. It’s very Zen-like, that moment. They are completely open, completely themselves when that message hits the brain and the laugh begins. That’s when new ideas can be implanted. If a new idea slips in at that moment, it has a chance to grow.” – George Carlin

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GrandCanyon

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/magnificent-grand-canyon-17

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“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” – Tom Hiddleston

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Swallowtail Butterfly, Hermit Canyon

http://www.jonlaynephotography.com/national_park_pages_01/grand_canyon_pages01/0019%20swallowtail_grand_canyon.html

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“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.” – Guy Gavriel Kay

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Bottom of the Grand Canyon

http://zuill.us/andreablog/2008/06/09/rim-to-rim-the-grand-canyon/

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“In the mid–path of my life, I woke to find myself in a dark wood,’ writes Dante, in The Divine Comedy, beginning a quest that will lead to transformation and redemption. A journey through the dark of the woods is a motif common to fairy tales: young heroes set off through the perilous forest in order to reach their destiny, or they find themselves abandoned there, cast off and left for dead. The road is long and treacherous, prowled by wolves, ghosts, and wizards — but helpers also appear along the way, good fairies and animal guides, often cloaked in unlikely disguises. The hero’s task is to tell friend from foe, and to keep walking steadily onward.” – Teri Windling

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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