This is the time of year around the cabin when splitting wood takes up part of my time. I have noticed that the wood will always let me know where it will split. It has been seasoning for a year now and is already starting to crack. Following those cracks makes for less work.
This gets me thinking about how easier paths will always manifest if I pay attention to what is in front of me. Once I have discerned the easier road, I can choose not to follow it, or not. It is a choice, and all choices have consequences.
Today, I will be paying looking out for clues, like cracks in cord wood, that illuminate the paths unfolding in front me and the choices I make in response to this guidance.