I was telling some friends the other day that when I die I… wait, I’ll finish that sentence later.
The prospect of war has been rearing its head a lot lately, not only in the context of Syria and North Korea, but many other places. Today, for example, Saudi Arabia declared war on Lebanon, or so the leader of the Hezbollah claimed. Wars shape the present and future of the human race.
Don’t you wish you had a friend that would be there to help you in every circumstance, no matter where or what? A friend that could give you peace of mind; put your body at ease; give you confidence, and instill you with clarity? You do.
The struggle of any learning creature, whether it’s a fawn learning how to stand; a baby learning to talk; a young pianist, pawing at their craft; or a guitarist inching their way toward the ability to sing and play a song, is an evolutionary process akin to the dripping of minerals to form a stalagmite. From nothing comes - albeit slowly - something.
You can find them all over the world - some of the most exhilarating, awe- inspiring things you’ve ever seen. We’ve all been wowed by them, they seem to have a beauty that we all relate to in each our personal way... maybe because we are made of the same stuff - water. They are waterfalls, one of the most important phenomena on our planet. Why?
What if there was a way all our pain could be perceived that would make it not so painful. What if there was a way of perceiving Life and the world that made it not seem so tragic. And what if you could actually influence things around you, as if by magic?
I thanked God for sparing me any more of the lifestyle and direction I’d been choosing, which probably would have been the death of me. A year later, I realized what a state-of-non-reality I, and many other “stars” can get trapped in.