Yet Another Comfort

“Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.” ~ Richard Bach

“I’m not a body with a soul, I’m a soul that has a visible part called the body.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“If someone told me that I could live my life again free of depression provided I was willing to give up the gifts depression has given me — the depth of awareness, the expanded consciousness, the increased sensitivity, the awareness of limitation, the tenderness of love, the meaning of friendship, the appreciation of life, the joy of a passionate heart–I would say, ‘This is a Faustian bargain! Give me my depressions. Let the darkness descend. But do not take away the gifts that depression, with the help of some unseen hand, has dredged up from the deep ocean of my soul and strewn along the shores of my life. I can endure darkness if I must; but I cannot lie without these gifts. I cannot live without my soul’.” ~ David Elkins

Thunder came shortly before I went to bed last night. Big stuff, nearby. I fall asleep easily, and the thunder made it even easier. Why? Because witnessing Nature’s immense power comforts me. I feel somehow safe. Reassurance never hurts. Now – the lingering moisture from last night’s gentle rain is yet another comfort. Do you think it is healthy to be reminded on occasion that we are part of Nature, that we are but a small part of . . . whatever. It’s that way whether we like it or not. Nuff said. I do not feel inclined to write much this morning. There is a lot I could say, but I am just not into it. Or am I? So far it’s a smile of a day, and I intend to keep it that way. However much it happens I to this day usually forget that one can smile in just about any situation. I’m not sure why that thought is with me today but I will listen to it, and resist insisting that I will someday understand why some thoughts impose themselves then endure. There is something to learn. And you can learn happiness. Delight is spontaneous, but you can conjure up happiness through intent. That’s enough for me, on this fine Spring day. It seems to be a gift in honor of Beltane, which comes tomorrow. Beltane celebrates fertility. I believe that includes fertility of the mind as well. For now, I will quit before I start offering advice. It has begun raining once more; yet another comfort.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.

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