“The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.”*
‘Don’t wait for it. Pick yourself. Teach yourself.’**
We don’t have to wait until the end to find out what we will be.
No surprises. What lies at the end of a journey of long obedience’s everything that has comprised the journey.
I am reminded by my friend Charlotte Bosseaux that each person’s unique voice is formed by many things. These things are what we choose on the journey. Each is different, an opportunity to be taught, enchanted, and guided by the what we choose.
“That’s why they always have two blank pages at the back of the atlas. They’re for new countries. You’re meant to fill them in yourself.”^