I'd been walking round and round. I'd lost my compass and internal sense of direction. I couldn't find my ground. I didn't know where it was I was going..or if I'd ever again be found.
So it was - I thought to stop. Be still. Right here...and right now. The answers to the questions I'm seeking - are sure to be around.
And it was right then...and right there that they were. Out of the quiet..out of the darkness..out of nowhere - three white sages appeared.
Follow me - the first one said. I'll lead you down the road to riches and a bounty of glittering gold.
But - if you follow me - the next one offered....I'll teach you all there is to know. I'll lead you to knowledge...to a higher academic degree. To prestige and glory and fame.
I shook my head. I wasn't sure. I didn't know.
And then - there was one more. A quieter one...a one who waited in the deepening shadows. He - held out his hand and asked - too - that I follow. Beckoning...
But - where to?
He said he couldn't make any promises...that he wasn't sure where it was that I was going. Those questions - he said - could only be answered by me and myself alone.
But - he's sure that if I held his hand..if I believed and trusted in he and the process - he'd lead me right back home.
To where my heart lives. To where I'll know.