It’s All About…

26 August 2023

While it may seem that the world still maintains its frenetic pace, something since the pandemic feels decidedly different.

Many of us, maybe of a certain age, watch and assess with different eyes, driven by a heart that’s paused, maybe voluntarily, to consider events, circumstances, and reactions in a silence imposed by confusion without many answers or actions. There seem to be few solutions rising to implement with courage, especially depending on what moves the spirit to action.

As children, we tread a careful line of obedience and love, IF those were the models given – more or less imperfectly as families go. Then we become parents, or aunts, uncles, good friends and we assume the responsibilities, passing on the cycles of emotions as we have absorbed them…or not.

As we have grown we have been given a bounty of emotions, situations, lessons. If these charges do not include Truth and Love, the impact can be noticed in how we “freely” think, feel, speak, and act publicly and privately.

And if at the heart of that freedom, there is no moral compass to define and guide us, desperation, decay and confusion replace the lucidity of Love.

By jjillgallery

Quietly seeking to meet Trust wherever Life leads, I understand service as key to gratitude and balance. Freshwater woodlands evoke the most serenity in me wherever they're found. I've shared space & time on terrain of my Ligurian and Oscan ancestors, feeling their souls guiding me, especially in silent contemplation. Today, after over thirty years of engagement in programs for children, secondary, university and adult learning, the gifts life brings on Long Island's Matinecock-Algonquin earth, I try to give & receive with grace.

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