That’s what I gave him. It was my ride home in a taxi, but he needed it more than me. To me, it was nothing, to him it was everything. I’ve seen him before. He’s young, maybe 28ish, his dog loves him. As all dogs do. Maybe this is the lesson.
Love without condition.
So, since I was walking and had no money for the cab, may as well stop in at the local watering hole. It’s Bear Weekend. And what I see is only what I don’t want to see. Beer bellies are not my thing. As I leave, I say to the door man “That was scary”. He ignores me.
So I walk home, and I think.
That’s the best $6.00 I ever spent in my life.
Unbeknownst to ourselves, as we live and grow we create a cage around ourselves. It consists of our trials, errors, hopes, desires and mostly, what we believe. The trouble with cages is that they are confining. They limit us. They limit our thoughts, our dreams , desires and life. Somehow, without knowing, we let these cages encompass us until one day we wake to entrapment. And then………we desire freedom. What is this freedom based on?
Knowledge…Beliefs….Trials… Life Experiences…..Regrets….Love….Hate….
And we realize it’s been a game we brought upon our self because of conditioning, environment, or acceptance.
Then we try and d-construct our cage.
Truth is a hard realization.
But it is love, only in it’s truest meaning, that we evolve.
Something that is less than attainable. It’s our wants. Desires. Notions. Dreams and anticipation.
I see it tonight in a never ending trough of expectations. I find it interesting in the most part, because it’s human nature, and it’s great to watch and experience.
Desires that think they will fulfill you.
Notions because you can believe it will happen to you.
But, there is always reality.
You only have you.
Make the best of it.
When is the last time you looked up? At night? With a a sky filled with stars?
What did you feel? Did you take time to feel what you saw? How does it make you feel? What is it telling you?
In one word……’perspective’.
We come from star dust, we yearn and search, we live and we learn.
Give back without expectation.
You’re not alone. You are part of the whole.
The creation of space.
Unencumbered by thought. A period in time with nothingness.
Don’t we all need it? But we never make time in the noise. Things to do, always too busy with life, always surrendering to future or past.
B_ r_ e_ a_ t_ h_ e.