Canyon de Chelly (pronounced de Shea) is located in Northeast Arizona. Since the beginning of the 11thcentury, during the most important times of their culture, the Anasazi Indians built dwellings in numerous locations in what is known as the River Valley.
One of the most popular and historic rock settlements and archaeological areas of the canyon is called the White House, thus named due to its stark bright appearance. To view this beautiful valley floor, one must follow a well-defined path to the bottom. The going down is neither treacherous nor difficult. When you arrive you are greeted by the magnificent beauty of Canyon de Chelly, the sacred territory of the Navajo Indians. Indeed it is one of those places that must be seen to be appreciated! The difficulty begins when your time in the valley ends. There is only one way out, and that is up!
What was an easy lark coming down becomes truly a difficult ascent. The trek is not for the faint hearted nor the one out of shape. Once you reach the top you know you are safe, exhausted and reaffirmed in the fact, it is easier to go down than it is to go up!
The easy way is not always the best way. If you are determined to take the easy way down, it almost always means you have to take the hard way back up!
Life can be difficult and hard at times, but what we learn in the hard times tends to always be a good teacher. Conversely, easy is often a trap! Easy can be a myth and a distraction. So today, don’t look for the easy way but rather look for the best way.
He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out! Proverbs 10:9