A Curious Thing

Written by on September 3, 2011 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Another beautiful morning, though this one, unlike yesterday, is in shades of gray, not yet decided whether it will rain again as it appears to have overnight.

It is a curious thing, our lives. We create so much of our own problems and troubles, and yet on a morning like this, in a quiet moment such as this one, I wonder what was so important about everything I had made such a fuss about.

Everything we strive so hard for, things worth sacrificing precious hours, days, months and even years for; willing, too willing to pay the cost of hatred, bitterness, fear, jealously and grief left to tend itself — never a pretty sight — was any of it worth giving up one moment of awareness born out of a truly present moment?

None of the things that had consumed me in the past with their great importance seem to matter to me now. Even the pressing things in the general stream of time I call my present life dim around the edges and lose their opacity in the light, this brilliant illumination that is this particular present moment.

Oh, how impoverished I am when I miss it!

Without the wall of urgency my pressing needs have nothing to lean against and fall flat on their faces. And for as long or as little as I stay in this place, I am free.

Perhaps it’s impractical to stay in this place, perhaps we are not meant to, but it is imperative to come. And it occurs to me that perhaps some of us have truly never lived — not because of all the things we’ve never done, but because of all the time we’ve never let ourselves be.

If that is true, then I must be very, very young.

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About the Author

About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .

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