"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
A quote that is attributed to Ram Dass, although I could not find absolute proof of it is:
"Life is so difficult, how can we not hold hands through it?"
This is how I am feeling this past week. Is there any answer about why some live but others die? I can find nothing that helps me make sense of any of it. It seems so random; so unplanned. So unfair really. Yet, my friend Leslie tells me that it is in the mystery of death that we find the beauty in it and in life. Perhaps she is right. Life is a mystery. There is no rhyme or reason to most of what happens. I think that most of us seem to think that we have everything in our lives planned yet in a split second everything can change and leave you wondering "why?".
This past week has been very sad. Yet, it has allowed me some time to be introspective and reflect. How do we create a life of meaning and purpose? One of five principles that I have been trying to practice is as follows: Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, is not enough. We must also live the truth that we know. THE TRUTH THAT WE KNOW! How that rings true for me.
Above all, I consider myself to be an honest person. I try to live the truth that I know each day. Sometimes I get into trouble for telling the truth. It get misunderstood. Something Wayne Dyer says in his book rings true with me. "Removing blame means never assigning responsibility to anyone for what you're experiencing. It means that you're willing to say, 'I may not understand why I feel this way, why I have this illness, why I've been victimized,, or why I had this accident, but I'm willing to say without any guilt or resentment that I own it. I live with, and I am responsible for, having it in my life." "By doing this you take the responsibility for removing it or learning from it."
It sounds easy, doesn't it? I send love to all, rather than anger and resentment. I practice forgiveness so that others know that I no longer wish to be in a state of hostility and to free myself from self-defeating energy. I'll start here and see what happens.
Namaste! The spirit in me sees the spirit in you.