We are a sum total of all that we have experienced- the pain, the joy, loss, grief, betrayal, growth, empowerment, shedding of so many skins, being born anew- it’s a mystical journey that unfolds to reveal so many parts of us and discard the ones we no longer need along the way.
As we mature, we realize that life is all about the little, simple things. It is never about the big, seemingly important stuff because what matters eventually is how you have lived with all that was given to us and all that was taken away.
As we grow older, and more sensitive and vulnerable, we understand the value of time and come to appreciate life even more and realize the importance of feelings more than the material stuff.
A cup of coffee shared with a friend, a profound conversation with someone special, a gesture of kindness , a fleeting hello, a brisk walk soaking in the breeze & greenery, a time to reflect and introspect, inspiring someone, lifting a demotivated person, enjoying the tranquility and beauty of your home, sharing laughter with known & unknown people, watching your kids grow and evolve, a yoga class, a game of Ludo or Chess- the list is endless. And each gift of words, time and touch that we collect is a freshwater spring that soaks our soul in deep gratitude and light and brings forth more to be grateful for.
One of the more fascinating things I am experiencing as I age, is my relationship with the divine. It’s growing more lucid, more beautiful and more empowering. It grounds me in a way I can’t articulate and yet makes me soar into the limitless horizon. There’s a surreal peace and yet a certain restlessness and this paradox drives me to know myself deeper and understand the ones I love even more intensely. Because understanding myself is understanding and knowing the ones I love. It’s intrinsically linked.
We carry within us parts of souls we have loved and they carry a part of us within them as well. We are woven up of so many pieces which all come together in this beautiful tapestry with myriad colors and shades which render each one of us unique in our own ways. The stunning parts of us are meshed with the ugly parts and this cosmic dance of light and shadow is what makes us who we truly are.
We are, every person we have loved, appreciated, revered, admired, lost or found and the grace of each joyful or painful experience is what forms the weft & warp of the tapestry of our uniquely sacred soul. And to be thankful to each and everyone is the beginning of knowing thyself truly.