Pardon me while I reflect for a moment………………….
In the summer of 2012, I was immersed in my writing just as I had been since the beginning of the year. I was perfecting the last revisions to my book “SPHERE(S) Pondering With the Heartmind.” During that time I was diligently writing on this blog, as I found it to help along with the writing and editing process. A few regular followers may remember my second blog that I began as a companion to this page, just another form of expressing more intricate thoughts and feelings. Well.. That page was left alone for a year and a half until now. I recently read the first post that I wrote on my “Ebb & Flow” blog.. which I’ve included below.. and my words brought me back to that time, that thought and that feeling.. I now remember where I was headed.
Reasons exist why things must be left alone for a time, only to come back to them later. I now recall why I wrote this post, as things in my life were beginning to change. I hope you all enjoy it:
“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” ~Winnie the Pooh
The river has long been a symbol of life, as it moves continuously, bending, twisting, rising and falling over the land that it travels through. Without this constant flow, this constant change, we would have static; a life of void.
What is to be known about life? Is there even an answer to the mystery that causes men to go mad with endless questions? Is there a paradox within the many questions that we ask? Stand on the low rail and you’ll begin to see the simplicity.
To perform a constant search for the truth is just the same as thinking you’ve found the answer. Both are futile acts at best. Though searching for answers, finding insight and witnessing synchronicities are amazing ventures, we must never focus on a final goal. We are born into a circle of life, an infinite loop of being and spirit, ultimately connected to the very Earth on which we stand. Even more, we’re connected to the air that we breathe, and to the empty space that we occupy. This is the goal, to live, to be alive and realize it. Water moves through its channel in the river, ever flowing towards where? It doesn’t matter and the river certainly doesn’t question itself or its direction… it’s the only place it’s ever been and it’s heading to the only place it will ever go… just like you.
Basically, there is nothing to figure out. You already know how to live. You don’t need to know where you’re going because you’ll eventually be there one day. Simply enjoy the journey.
In life, two things remain clear: It is the erratic ebb and flow of life that moves us all around and over the rocks and mud of the world. We have only choices to make on how we handle this ebb and flow; how we steer through the pitch of waves and how we part the thickness of foam.
You can be the cork bobbing up and down, or you can be the man swimming with the current. We can flow with life or struggle against it; but you must be in the river to be alive. You must engage in life. You’ll only watch the river go by from standing near either shore. The river bank remains still as life goes by.
Choose to jump into the swift moving river.. this is life. Choose to jump into life, and you’ll soon realize many truths.