Sailing the Pollen Path. | SY Pollen Path

The Buddha's thru the ages have spoken of the Middle Path. A path that finds a balance between the extremes of existence on the journey towards enlightenment and the end of rebirth.

The Navaho have a similar wonderful image of what they call the Pollen Path. Pollen is the life source, the pollen path is the way to the center of that life source. The Navaho say,

"Oh, beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I am on the pollen path,

This also speaks to me of a middle path, a three diamensional middle path, one with depth and height, of width and distance. 

It seems to me that sailing and living on a boat, to be at the interface between two completely different mediums , Water and Air, is one way of truly experiencing the Middle Way and living the Pollen Path in it's entirety.

Mike 0233hrs Dec 14th 2011. Basra, Iraq.

© Michael JS Turner 2016