Life is full of wonder, tricks, surprises. At times it appears random, at other times predetermined. One road taken leads to many unanticipated circumstances – opportunities, struggles, and hopefully, an enhanced meaning of life. There are elements of ecstasy… suffering… darkness… light… periods of lucidity and bouts of confusion.
What does it all mean? These mysteries have shed light on true prophets and false ones. Opportunists and defeatists. Manipulators and servants. The diverse personality of humankind may lead to wonders in its variety or to xenophobia. To peace in the infinite or to war in the narrow-minded.
Underneath all of it, is there a supreme wisdom? A oneness that permeates the infinite complexities of the appearances of things? Is there a master choreographer of transcendental energy?
Do those with faith ponder these things or do they have uncluttered minds that permit them to live in the moment? Is it “I think, therefore I am” or is it “I am, therefore I think?”
Perhaps the greatest gift is to live in the moment. In awe of it all, while having the grace of caring and being cared for. To enjoy the happy moments and find comfort in times of suffering.
I hope my children and grandchildren reap all there is and give service to all. And that could include a respect for the elderly. I hope they have the strength to separate the wheat from the chaff.