The passing of one life into the next.
It is an expression of growth and fullness.
For example, weddings. Here vows are exchanged, when forever is promised to one another. I have come to understand that this meaningful exchange of promises is not accidental. The reality is much more reassuring when the heart is open to the forever for which one hopes.
I'm at a stage in my life where hope is growing stronger, where love is growing deeper. It is also a time of great trial for myself: decisions must be made, not in haste but in sure resolve. Amidst the anxieties that may come with the process the possibilities are ever before me.
At weddings one can't help but be in awe of a love so holy. Yet this is also a stage.
I remain open and trusting of the process.
*original post 2010.05.23
Willing as we think we are to traverse a straight line life keeps challenging us with detours and (other) possibilities.
Having travelled for as long as I have does not guarantee me a proximation of the life I had envisioned for myself. I am constantly distracted by another prospect, another way to go, another opportunity, another reality. The list is ever before me.
With that said I am forced to look harder, dive deeper:
What do I want?
To coerce myself to pause is a good distraction. What I'm running after matters more in retrospect. It needs to be something that will fulfill me. Or else why run after it?
For now, I take a deep breath... a moment to define my ache.
The running can resume in due time.
*original post 2009.10.26