Perhaps we act badly at times because we want so desperately for things to be better – we become frustrated, then angry and finally irrational, even insane.
Some of us need help as time goes on – in fact almost all of us need help but to vastly varying degrees and for varying reasons.
Our President’s speech in Arizona tonight touched me in many ways but one way in particular – he said each of us must find within us the will to do something good for another.
I realized in that moment that I am not going to change the world and that I should concentrate on helping one person at a time.
What is it that I can do to help? Whom can I help?
Well for one thing I should not waste time on the give and take of political arguments.
I am impassioned and a true believer in whatever I believe in – but then everyone is — so perhaps my goal should be to seek common ground – the path of least resistance.
We humans are extremely complex – especially where our minds are concerned.
We are each very unique and special. We will see in others what we would like to be – what we would like to possess – how we would like to be seen. Then often we look at our reflection in a mirror and don’t like what we see –
The more we see and hear and feel the more complex our lives become. Our mind represents our spiritual world while hunger and thirst and desire represents our physical being.
Separating our spirit from our body is not difficult however. We merely have to close our eyes to avoid visual distractions and find a quiet place to avoid sounds that steal our attention.
Often it’s difficult to find that quiet place, but even more often we find it difficult to make the time for that quiet place.
Thoughts are like throwing pebbles in the water and watching the rippling water travel into the distance and disappear.
As we stare down into a pool of water we see ourselves looking back at us and when we drop a pebble into the pond our reflection becomes ripples and disappears.
In that brief moment we realize that our words, or actions, our very lives are but a reflection of what we do each moment.
So then do I realize how precious each passing moment is – -
How do we spend our moments? How should we spend our moments?
When you are young you have little regard for moments – it’s like you’ve inherited an endless fortune of moments – until suddenly you are no longer young and you realize how many moments you’ve wasted.
Perhaps the Dickens story of Scrooge represents what we all begin to feel as we grow older and what most will someday feel who are now young.
Perhaps right now, today … I can help the young understand how important their reflection is! How important it is to look back at cherished moments which will live on in the minds of those whom they touch with their life.
Is it money and worldly goods that they will remember about you? or is it the moments you gave them out of your own treasure chest of time …..
Find a quiet place, close your eyes and pause to reflect. The answer lies in the ripples and casting your pebbles wisely.
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