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The Way

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I believe that each person we meet in our lives, when we are fully aware of ourselves on the road of recovery towards transformation, is a teacher, a guide. Whether they hold your hand or push you away, these are folks who serve to lead you where you want to go, where you need to go. Even the meekest person you come across with has a purpose in your life.

Because of halfmoonyoga (thank you, sweets!), I’ve been watching the movie, The Way, over and over again. To say, it blew my mind is an understatement. It speaks for all people, all generations. Whether you’re lost, admitting you are lost, or think you are but uncertain, or even clueless for that matter, the movie will crunch you up and pinch your heart.

That’s a good thing.
Because then you have the chance for a release.

The script will tear you apart, make you laugh silly… and most of all, reflect. Reflect with your heart open to the way it wants you to go. Too often we fear a path until circumstances lead you with no other options except to walk the way… or remain stagnant.

What do you choose?

For Monsieur Tom Avery, he walked The Way, “El camino de Santiago”, with the initial intention to do so for his son.
Capt. Henri: Monsieur Avery, do you know why you’re walking the way?
Tom: I suppose I’m doing it for Daniel.
Capt. Henri: You walk the way for yourself, only for yourself.
Tom: Well, I guess I don’t have a clue, Captain.

Each opportunity that comes our way – people or events – may not always provide us with the clear intention. We act on it without so much recognition to what it can serve us. We do it for them, says the mind. Yet with an open heart, the possibilities far more than the initial intention you hold, unfolds… and you will be shown the beauty of madness of your own life… then you will realize, that as much as we think we owe it to other people – family, friends, lover – to acknowledge such opportunities, these graces are intended for yourself… but only when we begin to unwrap ourselves to it, absorb the moments transpiring, externally and internally, and truly be a part of it.

It doesn’t take a genius to know The Way.
But it may take a lifetime of learning to let go of the way we are used to.

Converse you way

4 comments on “The Way

  1. alohaleya
    January 29, 2014

    well, now i must see this movie! often there is a noble, self-sacrificing connotation with ‘i’m doing it for you’. but whenever someone has said that to me, i feel a little icky. i.e., don’t do it for me…pls don’t put that responsibility on me. we all need to do what is right for us, and trust that others can and will do what’s right for them…and that conflict doesn’t have to be the result. then, as you say, ” the possibilities far more than the initial intention you hold, unfolds.”
    this is how i interpret it anyway…xo

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  2. Dynamo Di
    March 16, 2014

    Wow Maia, I am finding such great stuff on your blog, lovin’ being on your vibe. I have now watched The Way – wonderful, funny at times, as well as being immensely moving and emotional! It made me laugh out loud at parts and then made me leak from my eyes. Blessings


    • Maia
      March 25, 2014

      I sooo love its dialogue!!! It is such a wonderful, inspirational movie. The simple scenes, the simple quibbles and comments they make… ahhh… they mean so much more!

      I am glad you liked it. And thank you for reading my posts! You are a treat to have here. =)


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