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These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

Today, I invite you to join me in celebrating a new stage in my life.  At 9:15 this morning, I am boarding a plane for San Francisco to embark on a new adventure as a student in the Global PhD (Transpersonal Psychology) through Sofia University.  This is an opportunity that came rather unexpectedly, but resonates as a really good thing on SO MANY LEVELS!  As I board the plane, I am intentionally leaving behind that which needs to draw to an end and opening to spectacular and amazing things.  As a way to ritualize this new step in my path…I will be sportin my NEW Doc Martens.  🙂  So…here’s a little poem about what I’m leaving behind and one which will be featured in my upcoming book, Returning – a woman’s midlife journey to herself. 



The Shoes That Brought Me Here 

I abandon the shoes that brought me here

It’s not because I’ve given up that I leave this place

Though one may be tempted to think so

Exhausted from the effort

Frustrated from lack of fruitfulness

I fought the good fight….

But the race is not yet finished.

Having beaten my head against the wall until it bled

Forced to ask the question, “Am I barking up the right tree?”

Laying down my guns

Setting down my sword

Lowering my shield

Surrendering to the Son

It’s not because I’ve given up

But for the sake of a different path

I abandon the shoes that brought me here.


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3 thoughts on “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

  1. Love the poem. All the best on your new path. Thanks for doing what you do.


    Mike DeRoehn World Class Wrestling School


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  2. Lauri,
    I wish you well as you continue to follow your path. Someday you will probably meld much together and regroup.
    I do not think that you have ever mentioned the Enneagram – oh, how I find it most useful to me, but it did take a while to really determine my type. And now that I have – it is incredible. Of course, I had to follow my way too. Richard Rohr’s work was and is terrific.
    And then I find things around me – this former convert to a Vatican 2 church – who then had to leave with the troubles that the RC has and the hierarchy just basically defending the institution. I do believe that God keeps opening the new doors towards a contemplative spirit with action emenating from that.
    It will all work, and might even surprise you!

    Shalom, Georgiana

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