I understand well the concept of the cycle of life, but I wasn’t prepared to lose two of my best feline friends just a few weeks apart of each other. My True Love, Dena, lost her cat, Paul, a couple of months ago and one of my own cats, Elvis passed on just a couple of weeks ago. I still feel their loss and am often reminded of the great gifts they have given me. Not the least of which is a better understanding of unconditional love.
Dena, my True Love, and I often work in coffee shops. These “virtual offices” provide us with a space where we are surrounded by the good energy of other human beings with which we share this planet. It’s an amazing place to study awareness, or more specifically, unawareness.
I’ve been thinking for some time about distractions. It seems like our lives are full of distractions. The dictionary definition of a distraction is “something that draws attention away from something else.” The question then may be, what is our attention being drawn away from?
I tried to find who said “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same”. Of course, a dozen sources came up including Buddha, Jesus and Confucius. It doesn’t really matter because I think it is relevant in many lines of thought.
We often feel conflicted over things that come up in our lives. The truth is, we are made up of many “parts”, a collection of thoughts or beliefs that affect the way we react.
One of my favorite stories is the following:
An old Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life:
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.