Wow… what would it be like to open a door and have that vista before you…. This is a doorway at the Church of St. Mary’s and St. Filllans at Glenfinnan, Scotland. I sat and gazed wistfully at the far away mountains peaks, and let me thoughts drift lazily across the water. Hmm what are the ambient sounds as one steps out the door. Are the rays of the sun warm enough to wrap us in a comforting embrace…. Is there a slight breeze coming up from the lake/river that will bright with it the hint of lush woodland vegetation….. Today was a day to daydream.
Doors, represent opportunities, some are locked and closed tight, they need a key to turn the lock, and others, sit slightly open, teasing us with just a peak inside. While some are open wide, and we know what we will find inside, or we think we d0
Even now I know, that many of my inner rooms have keys that have not turned in years, and that memories and emotions I may not want to revisit are tucked away, waiting… for a day that may never come. In PL we are taught to tackle our issues in the order that they appear in our lives. That is not always possible, if we live in the moment, change is a constant factor. Sometimes when we do finally return, we find that the wood is aged, and the lock has rusted into place so that re-entry will not be easy.
I like a simple life, free of drama and remorse…. if I have gone on with my life and I’m content and happy then what is behind those doors has come and gone in my life, it not longer matters. I know… I truly believe, that should the day ever come that what is behind those doors is needed,then I will find a way, to open them, until then, I will admire the weathering and aging … I will take myself out an open door into the sunshine and the happiness of living my life in the NOW.
Come on, wear comfortable shoes, and lets explore. Let’s begin our trek down to the water’s edge. Let go of the past, let’s walk hand in hand into the start of another day. Wipe the cobwebs away, open your mind and heart to the wonders of a brand new day!
Namaste – Oyashikiri