03/04/2014 10:25 am ET | Updated Mar 04, 2014

Daily Meditation: The Road Goes On And On

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a song recited by Bilbo Baggins in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings." This version of the song highlights the unpredictable and yet unmistakably eternal nature of life -- the road that "goes ever on and on."


The Old Walking Song by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

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