sometimes i wish
i was more black & white
& less grey
straight forward people
always clear in their ways..
i often find myself on the off beaten path
often getting lost
at times, exhilarating
at times frustrating
at times completely stuck..
for me, being led is precious
in the past teachers were firm
& only those who can take the seat, take the seat..
there were no clients,
& students followed..
this is not to say that students were not free to explore..
they were free to explore outside of the teacher
this is not to say that the teacher always assumes they are right..
we were expected to receive what the teacher shared & take what resonated with us, and we were free to leave the rest..
sometimes, we have to walk a path well trodden
& sometimes we have to go off trail
we can at least be clear about this..