Is a major theme in my life right. It doesn’t seem to be any harder, but it also doesn’t get significantly easier. I feel this is an eternal theme in this current state of consciousness. I envision myself slowly walking down a dirt path, always walking away; always walking towards. Away from all that I’ve loved and loathed and towards the same, but different. As I walk, the memories and experiences fall off of me onto the dirt path. I pay no attention. I let go. Every new step is equal weight to the previous step as I let go and walk on. When all is gone, are we free or are we empty? I think it will always be both and none. We adhere to the laws of relativity. Letting go is a new illusion, a new home for our minds. The benefit we receive from what we keep to stay balanced is how much gratitude we have for what was, and what is and what shall be. Thank you.
WOW – this documentary is amazing. Thankful it exists. If you stumble upon this link, check it out.
It’s a strange idea to assume that we are just automatically surrounded by all the most incredible people destined to be in our lives simply because we’ve spent most of our time in one geographical area with those same people. We can’t expect our family and friends to always understand us, but to be misunderstood can bring of intense feelings on loneliness.
It wasn’t until I began to explore the world, that I finally let all my previous ideals shatter and start anew. I immediately began attracting intense experiences and connections with people from many walks of life. I finally saw myself in others with a deep and mutual understanding. Since the first day I stepped on that plane to destination: unknown; home will never be the same.
To be alone, we can see ourselves without any influence. Solitude forces us to be truly honest with ourselves. It helps give us strength through reflection and observation. Through conscious aloneness we may begin to see that loneliness was simply; sleeping.
Aha! Sometimes it takes a bit of reflection to rediscover the many gifts we’re given everyday; be that the simple beauty of mama pacha, or a financial reward you didn’t recognize, because it was disguised as a free cup of coffee or lunch. Why not take this moment to ponder your blessings? Expect the unexpected treasures.
This photo was taken in Barcelona, Spain at the Festa Major de Gracia. This is one of many street festivals held at the end of summer in Barcelona. The themes are thoughtful and fantastical. The celebrations in the street last weeks on end–People celebrating life at its finest.
We are NEVER too old to embrace our inner child. Sometimes we have such a tight hold on our thoughts, dreams, goals and present worries to even consider the child inside of us ; the one full of wonder, joy and awe. Use your world around you today and explore! I found myself jumping in a pile of golden leaves yesterday, trying to get my dog into it, and then standing in wonder as the wind would whip them around to create an illusion of falling golden snow.
Thoughts on this particular image. This was taken by BEAUTIFUL little girls that found Mira and I in Laos as we went on a bike ride to explore the surrounding area and caves in Nong Khiaw. Walking across a field, making our way back to our bikes, off in a distance, we saw these joyful beings giggling, dancing and prancing over towards us. We had no idea what was going on. They surrounded us smiling , holding baskets and knives for cutting plants and herbs. A little shy at first, they indicated they were thirsty, so we gave them the rest of our water. They didn’t speak much English, but they began asking us to swirl them around! So for a half hour we just swirled and swirled and swirled…and swirled. We were all laughing. We all ended up on the ground. Then they ran off and began picking plants. They were showing us which ones we can eat. They were doing something else too. They told us to sit down and it seemed each one of us had an adopted little girl. They wanted to adorn us as forest fairies. They made us necklaces, rings and bracelets. They styled our hair and gave us wands. I don’t think either us will forgot those girls and the blessing their brought to us this day. It’s always a personal reminder to let go of my tight grasp of what I believe should be my world and allow myself to wonder.