Today was a day for listening. First at home, then at church, and again at the hospital. I listened. My head was filled with words, feelings and thoughts that kept going round and round. After a brief lunch, I got back in the truck and drove towards the outskirts of the city. Driving for me is therapeutic.
Sometimes like this Japanese ama, I feel like I’m diving for something, and I may or may not find it. This ama was searching for shellfish off the shores of Japan.(1930’s) We know there is a message or “something” that we should be “seeing” or grasping….but will it happen…. only time will tell.
Shaolin Kung Fu Student, Henan Province, China, 2004,
Everyone we meet in life, has a “story”, an interest, hobby, something they enjoy that means something to them. And, everyone, at one time had a family, or someone who gave them birth. They have history, and they live each day making their own way in this world, one moment at a time. Sometimes it seems endless, and other times, everything just gets lost in limbo, and truth becomes too jumbled too hard to piece together.
The young man I saw this morning, was granted another chance at life, he was aware and in physical pain. Some times the pain we feel is just so unique it is beyond words. Yet through the pain, he felt the moment when love touched his weary broken body.
Love is a powerful medicine, and a divine state of being.
We are all capable of such love, to both give and receive.
Love of life, has to begin with you.
Today was a new beginning.
The man I met this evening, said he wished he could live in the past.
Yet in his reality of the moment, he is an artist who created a world that was of the past, and he had done it well. His way of dealing with the present is to create a yesterday where others can see how Native American’s lived back in the days of the “wild West”
Interesting how I met with one energy who wanted to escape the past, and in the evening, I was with someone who prefered the past.
Yet both, can only live in the present … in the now…
How lucky was I … that the Universe gave me a Yin/Yang day.
How was yours? Life is good, it really really is.
Everyday is a good day, when I get to spend time with you..
Namaste – Oyashikiri