They say it’s best to give than to receive. That might be the case of the pure, selfless inner being, when it can bring itself to feel generous. But the humans that we are find it hard to give unconditionally. And many times, even if on the receiving end, the questions still lurks in the back of our mind as to why were we such lucky recipients…
We give because we care, because we have no use for it anymore, because we are good Christians, because we are told, because we need to write it off our taxes, because we’re in a good mood, or simply because we feel like it. Each motive is personal, each time.
It doesn’t even matter why. What is important… is to give.
Life finishes only when one stops breathing; for everything else, there’s a solution.
Love? Not to be looked for; not to be waited on; not to be chosen. It just comes. And it can do so on your saddest day, during your darkest times, or right when you lost all hope and don’t want it anymore…Love is like that, never warns…
I’m not drunk
I didn’t want to hurt you
Let’s remain friends
She’s just a friend
I lost your number
I need “me” time
Tomorrow I’ll start dieting
Once upon a time I had a set of rules. They were meant to shelter me from disappointment and keep me safe. But just like all else, in the cozy embrace, life felt safe and true…and I forgot the rules.. and I forgot why I needed them… And then life splashed its frozen, angry waves and pulled me under… and I remembered. So back to the rules it is. Once is one too many..
God has a way of reminding me he will never leave my hand, no matter how distracted, preoccupied, broken, or infatuated I get. Every now and then, when I feel lost, He finds a way to remind me who I am. I am a child. And, like any wise parent, he will guide my steps to where I need to be, gently, like a morning’s breeze… and revive my sleeping soul, and show me the way back to the path I must walk.
Each sunset we plan another tomorrow; a better one, one that will serve us more, one that will let us savor our life, one that will be as we desire it. Each morning rewards us with a few of our wishes and a lot of new that we didn’t see coming. And then, there are the mornings that surprise us, turn our minds upside down, shuffle through our whole plan, and brush away all our expectations… and show us that we are more than we know, smaller than we think, weaker than we thought, more human in every way… humble us… give us new perspectives… break us… and put us together in a whole different way, until there is nothing left of the self, but a mountain of discovery to climb…
This sunset I will not plan my tomorrow. I will not have a backup plan. I will not dream, nor expect, nor hope. Tomorrow will find me in silence. The light will take me where I need to go. I will not fight it. I’ve said my good byes. My heart is heavy, but clean. I am ready to let the light take me where I must go.
So when being human is of no use, it’s time to let go, let the wave carry you, and the light guide. We all go where we need to be.
To a new morning! May it get me where I have to go.