Life's hazards-- moving, sickness, death, the death of close friends and family members, getting old past self-care... the list goes on-- tosses us about, out of our comfortable routines, away from our path, inside out, upside down... And it takes a lot of emptiness, stillness and silence to re-orient ourselves "upon the heaving waves of the wine dark sea" (Homer, the Odyssey). We do not find the way again so much as we wait for the way to find us. Like "the wand chooses the wizard," the way chooses the traveler, and comes back around again and again until the traveler wakes up to its presence, and takes up the journey again and again. This is enlightenment in action. Waking up to the way again and again. Open yourself to the return of the way, and wait it out. It is coming like the tide to buoy you up and carry you along. Just wait, watching, trusting. It will come. Again. And again.