Human Nature

The Road of Life Winds Upward

How is your week going? Good, I hope. 🙂

According to cognitive researcher George Lakoff, we think in metaphors; it is the only way we can think. Life as a road, a path, a way is a metaphor we instantly grasp.

The Bible says, “The road of life winds upward for the wise…” and sometimes the road gets pretty steep, doesn’t it? But we press on.

We journey on, we choose one road or the other, we are progressing along a path toward a destination. Here are a few quotes from Lao Tzu, who lived long, long ago in China. He spoke of the Tao, the path, or “the way the world works.”

“The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.” (so I posted some of my favorite  pictures of paths)

And don’t rush, as Lao Tzu said,

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”


Carpathian mountains

Carpathian mountains





























About Je' Czaja aka Granny Savage

Je' is a writer, artist, and stand up philosopher. She founded and directed two non-profit organizations for disadvantaged children and their families, served as a missionary for three years, is the author of several books and teaches art. Twitter: @jeczaja FB: Amazon Author page:


2 thoughts on “The Road of Life Winds Upward

  1. Wow!

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful paths. I hope yours is as beautiful.

    Posted by hassang66 | October 12, 2014, 8:15 am

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