Sidewalk Bends

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Transitory Experience

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Much like death, life is a transitory experience. The lines that separate life, death and the “next life” are blurred at best, marked by tears of misunderstanding and memories as blurred as the lives they separate. Memories become placeholders, but more importantly they become lessons, not just for this life but for all of whom you would share your life.

Each life, each soul, not only becomes a library of lessons but a testament of the divine for we are all witness to the divine in every waking and no(n/w) waking moment. We are witness to the divine unfolding.


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July 11, 2013 at 5:44 am

Reset Button

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reset buttonThere are some for whom death brings to an end to all of life as they know it, whether they viewed it as a glorious adventure, or an inconsequential endeavor. Some view it as the ushering in of a new phase of existence. The physical body is shed, and the spirit and soul are allowed to roam free without boundaries and shackles to tie them down. Others still, view death as one great reset button. With this life at an end, a new one is ready to be lived and the past a distant memory.

So which is it? Does it matter? Would you treat this life that you live now any differently? Would you live for the consequences of what may be to come, or would you live your life for what is now? Hedging bets against this life can only take one so far. For in assuming knowledge or anticipating what is to come, whether it is in death, or just a new day, we rob ourselves of a life we could enjoy right now. There is no guarantee that death, tomorrow, or even the next moment will bring something different than what can be achieved in this moment. Freedom for the soul and the spirit is in this moment. The reset button is in this moment. The new life is in this moment. What are you waiting for? Push it.

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February 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Reliving the Past

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If you reduce a circle to a single point there is no beginning or end. It’s all in the same place. This life is this life is it not? It extends in all directions (past, present, future). Do not dwell on lives long since past. Use their memories to guide you. The life is not for you alone, but for you and all whom you encounter.

It takes effort, and yet some assume when this life is over it’s all bliss or punishment depending on how we’ve lived our life. People want the quick answer and the quick way out. You have never left home. It’s been here all along. We are but drops in an ocean of understanding. Our lives are but drops in the bucket of memories of all that is.

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December 10, 2009 at 6:50 pm