clearskies, bluewater

Insights, reflections and creative imaginings for our awakening world

What never ceases to amaze

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Give of your soul. Feel the life and the suffering and the joys of the world. Don’t be afraid to feel, or to love, or to fail. So long as you are doing the little best you can to make this ruined world better, you are making good use of the miraculous reality that is your life.” –Ben Okri

This evening, dear Readers, I would like to simply say Thank You. Today was a difficult day, a day of disappointments and discouragement, when I came home tired and frustrated, grumpy and out of sorts. Well, you know. It was a day of seeing others’ flaws, shortcomings, disorganization, chaotic tendencies, foolishness and egoism. And I experienced, yet again, a moment of questioning what in the world I was doing holed up in this strange country, watching people who are not my people, enjoying themselves while all I could do was stand on the edge of them and observe, and wonder.

Each day now I walk to and from the little country school through an open field of now-harvested hay (I think it was) and during the twenty minutes walk I have time to think, to process events and conversations, to ponder and muse about life and its ironies and difficulties. It is beautiful and peaceful out in that farmer’s field, strewn with many interesting rocks and wild flowers, still blooming until it becomes real winter. No matter what my mood, the land and the sky, so large and often filled with clouds and mist, accept me exactly as I am. No judgement, no accusations, no condemnation. The air and the ground are filled with spirits, with beings of rock, plant, air and mist, and they are so benevolent, so peaceful that it never fails to cheer me, at least while I am walking. Wind, rain, sun, mist all fall upon me out in that field like a soothing balm for troubles.

This evening I sat down at this computer once more, and to my surprise and delight, found that several of you, my beloved Readers, have liked my last posts, given me nice comments and otherwise let me know that you are there, reading my humble words, and feeling some sympathy, some solidarity. Seeing your likes and comments there, after such a difficult day, was the perfect medicine for my weary soul. It is simply so heartening to know that I am not alone in my battles and struggles, that you are all there also working with similar struggles, also holding onto faith and to the light of love as you go through your own paces in this crazy-mad-beautiful world we all share.

Again, I thank you all for taking the time out from your lives and dreams to share mine for a few minutes and in return I humbly bow to each one of you, and say that even though we have perhaps never met in the flesh (or perhaps we have!) it matters not. I see the light that burns brightly within you, and I honor it deeply.

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Author: SingingBones

When we sing over the bones, we are calling the wild nature, the instinctive soul back, singing it alive again. To live with our wildness intact, is the greatest gift a woman can give herself. "It is the holy poetry and singing we are after." C.P. Estes

10 thoughts on “What never ceases to amaze

  1. I love the details of your walk to and from the country school; really delightful. With thanks too for linking to a post from my blog.

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  2. Your hear is so rich, my love!

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  3. Hey SB….Sorry to hear today was a lousy day for you. We all have them so yes, you are not alone! Just remember we have a great deal to be thankful for, starting with our aliveness, health, arms, legs, breath, beating heart, eyes to see with….We do have a great deal despite the crap that weights us down. 3D will not be much longer friend, hang tight and stay in the light beam 🙂 VK

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    • You are so right, VK…. there is always a lot to be grateful for and it is good to be reminded now and then when things are a bit low. thanks for the encouragement, enjoy the fruits of this season in your part of the world…..

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  4. Bless you Leigh. I guess this is called walking the path? So many details of life to take in and examine. In my book of life, you’re one of the caring ones… the sensitives. In the Buddhist texts they call conscious walking the path of life, the cessation of suffering. I guess we cannot transcend what we cannot walk through. Thankful that there are beautiful sights and sounds along the way, and beautiful that you are able to see and appreciate so well.

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  5. Your light is very bright & touches deep. You are not alone. Bowing right back to you. I find nature works wonders~the other eve close to midnight, in rain and thick fog, I strolled down a Jack Ripper would love it alley (the writer in me of course viewed it as such) because I was crawling out of my skin. The whole purpose was to clear my head and depressed mood. On the way back my muse was loosened up as well as the tension slightly relieved. Yoga afterwards topped it off and I was me again for a little while. Positive energy to you this weekend and the week coming. Love the quote, your blog and thanks for sharing!

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    • Ahhhh, thank you so much, Amber, for your kind words and for taking the time out of your busy life to read my humble blog. and for the image of you in the scary alley…. sometimes it can be good to scare ourselves a little… like you say, it shakes us up out of the stuporous states we can find ourselves in. Cheers for reading and writing and living!! hugs, SB

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