Spirit shares gems of wisdom with me.
He asks me if we can walk through a mountain.
Only if someone blows a tunnel through it.
The mountain of our mind.
How is our mind like a mountain?
Seemingly solid, but really only dense.
A fog is not rock.
Spirit tells me that we have been climbing
our mountain; our chosen way of life is as
But, what if I didn’t choose my way of life?
How would it be possible not to have chosen?
It may have chosen me.
How would that have been possible?
I was born into a particular family, within
a particular culture, in a particular
community, at a particular time, possessing
And then what?
I became part of that family and culture.
And then I seemed to grow beyond …
Beyond the comfort zone of them and myself.
I seem to be on the outside, looking in
to a place I can never return to.
Yes. Would you return if you could?
No. I seem to be where I am and moving
even further away from where I once
needed to be.
Is it a choosing?
A calling, I guess.
Yes, but you choose to respond.
Beyond the comfort zone
Today’s I Ching is 39 – Halting.
Water over Mountain.
Halting follows Disharmony.
Spirit explains: Disharmony expresses lack of general consensus,
Disagreement, perhaps even different world views, different
Goals or needs.
Whatever; a way forward has been halted, brought to a stand-still.
A mental road block can halt co-operation and progress as
Effectively as one made of stone.
Spirit tells me that one purpose of a memoir is to move forward
By looking back, as one might do while climbing a high hill or
Low mountain that, for reasons of our own, must be climbed.
Life itself can seem to be an uphill battle, but we might get
Some satisfaction from looking back and seeing how far
We have come. And, then, with a sense of accomplishment,
Turn again our focus ahead, anticipating the pleasure of
Celebrating a mission accomplished.
Does it ever happen;?
Reaching the finish line.
Spirit tells me that there are many more ways than one
To climb a mountain, and that straight up is not one of them.
Dedicating oneself to a steep climb can prove to be a
Solitary journey. But, there is no ideal way for all people.
More flexibility will encourage others to join us, and
There is usually no reason to hurry.
Usually suggests exceptions.
When the path we have chosen is self or other destructive.
Change paths. It’s as simple as that.