The Road Not Taken

by Lance Ekum on · 89 comments

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover is yourself."  ~Alan Alda

A warm September evening, and I arrive there for a business trip. 

Let's take a step back, though.  Back a couple of weeks, and a decision.  Where to stay, on this upcoming trip.  It would be just me traveling, and the clear choice was the chain hotel with all the amenities, just off the freeway.  A choice that had been handed to me, in preparation for this trip.

What about…

What about staying at someplace less mainstream.  What about this place off the main road, at the foothills of these beautiful mountains.

The information was sketchy.  No website, per se (except the generic bed and breakfast listing – and a couple of pictures). 

Or the hotel chain.

You know those moments, those moments when you "just know".  It's like your heart is reaching out, giving you the answer. 

Do you listen?

Do you listen to that voice within?

Or do you try to block it out, going with the "safe" answer, the "accepted" choice?

Back to that warm September evening…

It might not seem like much, it's just a place to stay for a few nights while I'm out of town.

And yet, it is so, so much.

This bed and breakfast, inviting me in as I arrived (with careful steps on a dark, dark evening). 

Midweek, off-season…the caretakers of this old and elegant home living next door…there is refuge in this home, completely alone.

After days filled with work, and some off time exploring the surrounding area…I would find myself drawn to the living area of this place that became home for a few days.  And in that, moments to read, to reflect, to be still, to "be"….

Just me, and this house.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

~ Robert Frost

What are you listening to?  Are you listening to that voice inside, the one that speaks your heart desires?

That voice…perhaps it feels like these diverging roads.  That voice of your heart…the one less traveled by. 

What are you choosing?

It makes all the difference…

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Farnoosh December 1, 2010 at 7:45 am

To read Robert Frost again on a Wed morning – that alone is magnificent. Thank you dear Lance for sharing your story and for giving the B&B a chance….and turning it into a beautiful memory…..(but no website, really? ;)) – Ok just kidding. My interior designer – top notch, professional, does million dollar homes, super smart and talented – never to this day has created a website. She barely knows how email works. She gets by just fine :)!
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Robert Frost’s words, and this poem in particular, are always so good to read.

Luckily I was able to read some reviews about this wonderful little place, and once I got there – fell completely in love with it…


Keith December 1, 2010 at 7:58 am

Awesome Lance, simply awesome!

I so “hear” you on this. We can get into auto-pilot mode so easily. We judt do things the way we “normally” would do them without even thinking about it. It’s not that this is wrong, it isn’t, but it can rob us of beautiful moments like you experienced at the Bed & Breakfast. I try to stay aware of this as much as possible and will occasionally do something totally different just to see what I may experience. Sometimes it is something simple like taking a different route home!

As you said Lance, listening to that voice will lead us down beautiful paths…that little voice is our heart.

Thank you Lance, for bringing back to my conscious mind the importance of taking the road less traveled.

Blessings and peace to you my dear friend!
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Yes, that “auto pilot” mode…doing what we’ve always done (and getting the same results as we’ve always gotten). And that is okay…there is something to be said about doing what is comfortable. Are we challenging ourselves, though, also? Are we stepping out of our comfort zone part of the time? Are we listening to our hearts???

Always good to have you here, my friend…


Emergefit December 1, 2010 at 9:32 am

I know you know I’m usually pretty down on myself because, “some has to be”, but veering from the norm is probably what I do best in life., and when I am in my element.

I sincerely appreciate this post, but more so, I applaud the action that inspired this post. Despite the popular edict to the contrary, variety is not the spice of life. Being brave is.

Peace Friend!


Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Keep on veering, my friend. You shine!! (even when you might not always see that)


Clearly Composed December 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

I just love how you saw a chance for something more and went for it! It’s these little choices…where to stay, what to eat, how to spend an evening…that make up our lives, for the better or for the ordinary. You are no ordinary cat and your life reflects that with its joy and abundance. Bravo on taking that road and for sharing it with us. You inspire me to keep the blinders off and to look for opportunities. Thanks for being YOU, my friend. 🙂
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:39 pm

You bring up such a great thought – these seemingly little things in our life. They are moments that bind the fabric of our life together, and there are many more little things than big things (which really says…perhaps they are all big things).



DareToBecome December 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

Brilliant, as usual…..I am learning more and more each day how to listen to my heart. Surprisingly I find this much easier to do than I thought.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I find that, too. The more I listen to my heart, really listen, the easier it is to just keep doing this (and living it). And that sure does feel good…


Jay Schryer December 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I love that little voice! I listen to it as much as I can. Not always, because sometimes fear gets in the way, but as often as I can, I follow it. I’m almost always pleasantly surprised by the experiences I have by following it – experiences that I would have missed otherwise. Our intuitions are truly marvelous things!
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Ahhh…yes, fear. A tiny little four letter word!! (I’ve got some familiarity with that word, too!)

When we can connect more meaningfully with our intuition, marvelous becomes the norm (and that’s pretty sweet!)!!


Lynn December 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm

What a wonderful thing you did by staying at the more quaint place. And I love the poem that goes with it – the road not taken.

It makes me think of decisions I have made and what if moments. And yet it was probably all meant to be anyway.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Quaint. I really love that word, and how it DOES describe this place on Wild Lane.

And I agree…our decisions…probably meant to happen that way…and there is much good in that…


rob white December 1, 2010 at 1:37 pm

This is a real beauty, Lance. A personal miracle happens when we trust our internal guide. I believe we all have access to Infinite Intelligence and the eternal wisdom it offers. If ever we feel lost for any reason, we always have the option to turn deep within and expect right guidance.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Our “internal guide”…now there’s a couple of great words to describe it all. And when we really do listen to that guide, we are offered so much wisdom and guidance…

Thanks so much for these thoughts, I love the thoughts you’ve shared.


Dandy December 1, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Hi Lance,
You’ve quoted one of my favorite poets. ( We’ve actually been having a romance going on for quite sometime, Walt & I). I like to think I’m taking the road less traveled. While my peers have been blazing their way to keep up with the Joneses, I’ve been living life on my terms. It definately is not easy, but it gives me satisfaction in myself! Thanks Lance!

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Lance December 2, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Robert Frost is quite a wonderful poet! (so…you and Walt, huh!!! –> very AWESOME!)

Living from our heart center, that isn’t always easy (but then, how about the opposite – while it might appear “easier”, I tend to think internally it is very much not the case). So, Dandy…keep living from that place within your heart…it’s beautiful…(as you are…)


Joe Wilner December 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm


Thanks for such an inspiring post! Taking the road less traveled is a beautiful notion and should be a reminder for anyone who wants to really live with purpose. I think everyone will be called to do something special or unconventional at some point in their life. It just depends if they will be willing to take on the mission or journey. It makes me realize how important spirituality is for greater self-awareness as well, as it can be hard to hear this inner voice amongst so much hustle and bustle. Thanks for the reminder to listen more and talk less. 🙂


Lance December 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm

And it’s in those moments…when we feel that calling…what are we choosing? This is our journey through life…now.

This most certainly touches upon each of our very own personal spiritual journeys (whatever that happens to be for us individually). And then it’s how true to that are we living…

Great to have you here, Joe, and for all your wonderful thoughts…


Evita December 1, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Yes Lance, so yes!

I like Jay says, love that little voice! And I love being true to it, and it just feels so good!
And I love that poem you shared, it has often warmed my heart and spirit, and I always seem to hear it or read it, at just the right time.

Recently I had a decision, and boy did I know when that voice of intuition kicked in. The road I was going to pick, just didn’t feel quite right, and when I considered the other road, everything fell into place perfectly!
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I know how well you do this, how true that “yes” is that you’ve shared here! And in that, you really DO give others a deeper permission to shine themselves (and I want you to know…that is a wonderful gift you give so freely…).

…and it’s so wonderful how things just really do fall into place…when we listen…really listen…


Suzie Cheel December 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I just love that poem by Robert Frost. Yes just choosing to be is so important, along with having an open heart and listing to that small still( sometimes not so still) voice inside- thanks for writing this and giving me the time to reflect- this week has been on of joy intermngled with fear as I take the time to really really get in touch with who I be
love and hugs
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 6:01 pm

“The Road Not Taken” is also a poem that I just really love, too.

Suzie, I have very much experienced you in this place of being…of listening to your heart…and then in sharing it. And it is beautiful and amazing and wonderful…

…as you are…

Much love to you.


KCLAnderson (Karen) December 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I love the greater implications of this. Yeah, the B&B or the mainstream hotel, but also the chances we take on other unexpected options. They usually offer the opportunity for deeper connections, too.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm

That’s it…this seems like something so small. Except. Except…it’s not. Because, in this one choice, I was given so much in those few days. And then, it’s not even just that – it’s that as we continue to take these steps, listening to our heart, these steps become easier to take…and lead us more fully into who we truly are…


Stacey Shipman December 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Whenever I choose what I “should” do instead of what I intuitively know is right things don’t work out. So I agree…the unknown is scary, but their are great little surprises to be found! I know 2011 will be full of that for you! I wish you a lot more unknown decisions that turn out well.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Mmm…yes, choosing shoulds over our own intuition. That doesn’t always yield what we want, not deep down, anyway. In fact, it can feel good sometimes…on the surface (maybe because we’re more accepted, feel more confident, etc, etc, etc). What’s below the surface, though?

Stacey, thank you so much for being here…and for your sweet, sweet words. Know that these mean much to me…as does your friendship.

Here’s to 2011 and beyond being filled with moments that are heart-led…for you, for me, for all of us…


Tess The Bold Life December 1, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I love the photo and am interested in how to get there and where it is! You transformed your business trip with one small idea. Penguin steps on the road less traveled…I love it!
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 8:50 pm

These pictures (and this place) is in Loveland, Colorado…at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It is such a beautiful area.

Yes, this DID transform the trip…one that became much more than the business of the day.

Penguin steps!! Woohoo!


Sandra Lee December 1, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Hi Lance,
I love the Alan Alda quote and the Robert Frost poem too. I do long to be in touch with my intuition and follow it along more! This is a terrific reminder and gentle nudge in the right direction. Here’s a smile for you! 🙂
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I happened to stumble upon the Alan Alda quote as I was putting this all together, and just knew instantly that this was the “right” message for me.

Following our intuition more…it’s such a good thing. And, Sandra, I know you do…because you’re here, and thinking consciously about that…and what a great place that is to “be”.

Smiles and hugs back to YOU!


FatFighterTV December 1, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I love that Robert Frost poem! That’s cool that you were able to stay at the Bed and Breakfast. It’s always interesting to go off that beaten path.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I love this Robert Frost poem, too! This place was most definitely off the beaten path (literally!). And that just added so much to the charm of it all. So, so good to “be” there…


Joy December 2, 2010 at 7:05 am

Hi Lance,
Divine! Yesterday my intuition was practically screaming at me because I didn’t want to listen..My heart is saying please try this very new and different road, this is what the last few months of work has been for… and my body is saying oh no here we go again..So, I gave it to God and the Universe and you would guess what happened..All signs point to the road less traveled..Yep, here we go again! And as I read this, the Beatle’s “Let it Be” is in the background..Divine indeed:)
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Mmmm….your intuition…and the road less traveled. May this road be filled with many moments of enlightenment, continued awakening, and deeper personal discoveries.

Joy…I’m so happy for you, and for these roads you are traveling down…


Dave December 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

It requires a different way of thinking doesn’t it. On the road less travelled, you have to be prepared for the potential for discomfort and yet you can equally anticipate something exciting and rewarding. You ran the risk of finding a lumpy bed and lumpy breakfast but you revelled in the adventure of it and saw it as a fabulous opportunity. Wonderful post Lance. 🙂
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:16 pm

That’s right – there is some risk of discomfort on any of these roads less traveled. And yet, the risk of not doing it…that’s even greater. Especially when it zaps our own deeper soul.

And that…that makes these lumps along the way so worth it. (this place, though, was very much lump free!)


Katie December 2, 2010 at 8:05 am

Very soulful, that voice. We have a hard time hearing it in our busy lives, our noisy lives, but when we do it leads us to roads less traveled, experiences worth sharing, a more open heart — like yours. Thank you Lance.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Ahh…yes, the busy-ness and noise in our lives, it can block out that voice within. And that’s why it’s so good to stop, to quiet the body, and to just let the silence and the stillness become a part of us (if even just briefly).

So good, as always, to have you here..and sharing your deeply meaningful thoughts….


Dr. J December 2, 2010 at 9:43 am

Perhaps this is my favorite poem. Initially when I read it many yearsa ago it had little effect on me probably due to my inexperience of life. Now it speaks to me in a way that no other does.


Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Dr. J,
And your rendition of this poem…it’s AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing it!! Great choice on your road less traveled.

And I agree…as my life and the experiences I’ve had have continued – the words by Robert Frost just have that much more meaning. Good, good stuff…


Tim December 2, 2010 at 10:31 am


Thanks for sharing this story. It reminds me a lot of the restaurants in Chicago…so many of them, yet I’m attracted to the ones that fly “under the radar.” Yes, someone from Chicago won Top Chef and recently opened a restaurant that is garnering a lot of buzz. Yet, I’m drawn to the family restaurant that has served great food for generations and might not be in the best or trendiest of neighborhoods. Your post reminds me that we need to listen to this inner voice more often. Thanks, my friend.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Isn’t that a pretty great thing – finding that restaurant which has excellent food – and is still off the radar of the masses. I’m reminded of a pizza place we went to when I was a kid, and how their pizza (and environment) were just so good. Yet, it wasn’t a chain, and it was popular except not overly so.

Here’s to listening to that little voice of ours even more as we continue on in our journey…


Uzma December 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Beautiful reminder Lance. Simple example and such a deep experience. Great post.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Thank you. When I left for this trip, I wasn’t expecting the experience to be as deep as it was. I’m so glad it became that…


Amy MacLeod December 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

The quote, the fabulous photos (especially the scenery), and the fact that you followed your instinct…all a promise to everyone who reads this. You are a great role model.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

This was the scenery almost right outside the B&B. There was a preserve just next door, which was a great place for hiking…and just taking in the expansiveness of this gorgeous area.

Thanks so much for being here, Amy, and for all your wonderful support…


Quix December 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I’ve always loved that poem. I know what you’re saying about the “room for the night” situation – it’s just a temporary room, but it’s so freaky for me not to have the “right” one. Weird, huh. I spend HOURS researching. Love that you followed your voice!


Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Robert Frost has such a wonderful way of expressing thoughts through words…

I spent what felt like too much time on this decision, too. And, in fact, this was my second choice – the first place didn’t have a room on one of the nights I would be there. Serendipity? I just know that I’m so glad it worked out like it did.

Thanks so much for the visit today!


Audra Krell December 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I love the way you take chances, it’s inspiring. Thank you for the Robert Frost -perfection!
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Know that I always (always) love having you here. There is just something about what you share, it reaches me at just the right time, the right place, something. And it’s all good.

Anyway, thank you, dear friend, for your being you…


Caity December 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

It is funny that you bring up this particular poem because it spoke to me recently and I even had the last 3 lines as my Facebook status for a while. I feel that my recent adventures are really me taking a road less traveled and it really has made a difference for me.
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Those last three lines really are so moving.

I’m so happy for you, and for this path you are traveling – one I know that has taken you far from home. And still…taking you to that place within, perhaps, that is even more fully “home”….


Jody - Fit at 53 December 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Lance I so love that poem.. LOVE IT! And your post just grabbed me & pulled me in.. short but almost like a novel….. making one think too!

I have taken the safer route most of the time… maybe it is time to NOT! We shall see….
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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Robert Frost just wrote this poem so eloquently.

And I know that “safe” route, too. Yet, when I’ve veered from it…so much good has come…

Jody, know I’ll support you any way I can on roads you take which lead into what might feel like the unknown. You offer so, so much…and I’m so thankful for your beautiful support.


Jannie Funster December 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm

What a super-cute looking little place, Lance! I bet you were their favorite guest ever!!

Jannie? Jannie is choosing to go with the sweet ever-loving flow of all that unfolds. Jannie is into non-resistance with her art. Jannie is into non-resistance in her relationships, knowing that any little detours are only valuable lessons.

Jannie knows the safer route is really not so safe — it is stifling. It’s actually unsafe to the heart and mind!

And who is this Jannie person? Just a gal Blue Bunny knows. 🙂

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Lance December 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Well, this REALLY was a super cute place! And…the breakfast was completely amazing! (I was more than a little bummed that I had to leave so early the last day, before breakfast was served)

Non-resistance. Gosh, I’m loving those words as I read them tonight. (they bring me an extra sense of peace) And – that you are in this place, and creating your beautiful life from this place…THAT is beautiful (as are you…).

Big hugs to you…and to Blue Bunny.


Dental tourism - Dr. Milarosa Chua-Samson December 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

I felt that I am the one who’s traveling and going to that house for a business trip, I’m so amazed how you delivered this story and experience of yours. I will wait for the next article, Thanks!


Lance December 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Thank you, your words mean a lot.


Zeenat{Positive Provocations} December 3, 2010 at 7:58 am

Dearest Lance,
You getting that chance to just “be” is the most precious gift you could give yourself.
I love how life can sometimes be so unpredictable yet, so so beautiful…if we only let it.
Love you lots and lots and that little voice in you too!
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Lance December 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Letting it…such a key to really being with these precious gifts of our life.

Love to you too, sweet friend…


Little Lessons Under the Big Sky December 3, 2010 at 10:19 am

You make my heart sing:) One of my favorite poems of all times. One I can go back to and get something new out of, no matter how many times it has been read.

So glad you found your little piece of peace:) Thank you for sharing.
I love those moments where I just “know.” They seem to happen more frequently now that I am learning to be more open and peaceful in my own mind.
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Lance December 3, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Robert Frost’s words in this poem are really so meaningful to me, too.

This sweet place…it was like a slice of something divine. And how easily it could have not been, with such a seemingly simple choice on my part. Makes me think…just how true the statement is that “there are no little things”…

Jen, thank so much for for love, care, and support.

Much love to you, sweet friend.


Karl Staib - Work Happy Now December 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Too often we get caught up in just surviving instead of really living. I know I’ve been there. It’s easier to take what’s handed to you, but the true job comes from experiences something in a new way. A way that opens your mind up to new ideas.

Next time I go on a trip I’m going to remember this lesson. Thanks Lance.
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Lance December 3, 2010 at 4:24 pm

May your travels be filled with many moments that provide you with clarity, peace, and joy.

…and all the other things that you desire.

Karl, it’s good, as always, having your presence here in this space…


Peggy Nolan December 3, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Dear Lance,

I read this the other morning in my email but knew I had to come back and leave a comment. I’m glad you took the road less traveled and stayed at the B&B =) I just got back from Spain and did more than a few *unknown* things that turned out truly delightful. I love taking the road less traveled and doing things a little off the beaten path!

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Lance December 4, 2010 at 5:25 am

Isn’t it just so great…exploring the lesser traveled paths. And…in far away places…very cool (Spain!!)!

And I find that when I fully do this (head off the beaten path), I also just explore “me” in more depth, too. And that’s a really great thing, as well.

Welcome home!



Angie December 3, 2010 at 10:23 pm

WOW, wonderful and inspiring… and excellent timing! I just came back from taking a 4 or 5 month net vacation, all I did was listen and take in life, it was wonderful! What a nice post to come back to:)
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Lance December 4, 2010 at 5:27 am

Welcome back…and how wonderful to read this, and let your own very personal experience soak into my soul. Life happens all the time…and when we are fully engaged in what has the deeper meaning for us, that’s a very good place to be…

…it’s good to have you here again…


J.D. Meier December 4, 2010 at 3:33 pm

> drawn to the living area of this place
It’s so true. Some places draw us, while others push us away.

Sometimes we have to circle back to the road not taken, and time changes what’s important.
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Lance December 5, 2010 at 6:08 am

Another great thought….how time can change what’s important. And…as I read this, I’m reminded…each moment has it’s importances (in our hearts). It’s about listening…always…to that voice within…


Chris Edgar December 4, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Hi Lance — I think that’s an important point — that we can “take the road not taken” when it comes to “smaller” questions, like where we’ll stay for a couple of nights, and not just in the context of changing careers, moving to another country, or something along those lines. Every day, we get another chance to go in an adventuresome direction, in both the “small” and “big” areas of life.


Lance December 5, 2010 at 6:11 am

That’s it!! Those big things – these can feel more monumental. Except…that it’s so much more than that. It IS the little things, done daily, that truly lead us to what those bigger things can be. And it reminds me…that it ALL matters…

Great having you here, Chris, and for you wonderful thoughts!


Galen Pearl December 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Found you through the Life Lessons Series. What a beautifully written blog. You have a poet’s heart, I think. I, too, love the Alan Alda quote. Sometimes, like you said, I find just the right thing at the right moment. I am a lawyer by profession, so I am trained to use my head. I have had to learn over the years to trust my intuition, especially when it required faith in the face of what my reasoning might be telling me. I have never regretted following my inner voice, and I have certainly followed it down some roads less taken. I look forward to reading more of your blog.
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Lance December 5, 2010 at 6:15 am

First, I just want to thank you for your sweet, sweet words (they have much meaning for me).

Mmmm….faith in the face of reason. I love that – because it’s so easy to listen to “reason”, and when we do (although it’s not all bad), how much are we limiting our potential??

Great, great thoughts Galen. Thank you so much for being here…


Tia Sparkles Singh December 5, 2010 at 3:52 am

Less travelled. All the way. This is my favourite poem ever 🙂 I love how you follow your intuition Lancikins, a real inspiration!
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Lance December 5, 2010 at 6:16 am

Hey sparkly!! Robert Frost had such a beautiful way of putting words together…

Speaking of intuitions…I happen to think you pretty much ROCK at that! Keep on shining your awesome out into this world…in all the amazing places that takes you. You are a gift…and it’s an honor to call you friend…


Tia Sparkles Singh December 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Aww thank you!! Likewise 🙂 And yes, my intuition is a very strong part of me – in fact, I’m living this entire month purely on intuition and not making any rational decisions thanks to #reverb10, looking forwad to see what happens as a result! Gotta start trusting it more for big AND small life decisions.
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Lance December 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Happy Intuition Month!!

…and I believe what you are doing…it’s a wonderful place to “be”…


Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker December 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm

The Road Not Taken has been a favorite of mine since I first read it in a high school literature class. Hope you are having a glorious trip of exploration.
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Lance December 7, 2010 at 5:24 am

Beautiful words from Robert Frost…

This life…it’s so worth exploring. And in that, I believe it takes us deeply within who we are (if we allow that), connecting us more fully to what truly matters. And that’s a glorious trip indeed…

Thanks Patricia, for all your wonderful support.


Michelle @ Following Your Joy December 9, 2010 at 12:23 am

Beautiful, Lance! I love how you so eloquently and gently honored that voice within. I find that it’s easy (really easy) to stick to what I know and what I’m familiar with. It can even be a bit scary to take a leap and try that road less traveled (or not taken!). But our voice inside that is pure and true will always lead us to just the right place…if we listen, and allow it to carry us. Thank you for your kind reminder today. Funny – I’m working on a ‘decision’ at this moment, and your post made me smile and realize it’s not as difficult as I make it. I already know the answer. 🙂
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Lance December 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

Familiar…is…familiar!! (and that DOES make it easy…even if it’s not always desirable)

Listening to that voice, it’s a voice that is all too easy to ignore. When we don’t ignore it, though, and when we really listen – wow! So much possibility!

Michelle, I happen to think of you as someone who very much listens to that voice from within…


Jen September 27, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Oh Lance!
I remember LOVING this post when you first put it up. Thanks for the refresher. Sometimes reading a second or third time through brings up so many different emotions.

Today, it is a great reminder that the road less traveled is alive and before me at this present time as I branch out, launch a CD, hold my breath, and explore what lies ahead…
Ever change, every new juncture, brings about a little fear, and a little excitement. I will choose to truly enjoy the scenery!!

Thank you friend!
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Lance Ekum September 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I’m excited for you…and for these new directions that are blossoming! And know I’ll support you on this journey in any way that I can.

Love to you,


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