A young boy was riding along on his bicycle speaking a language I did not understand. He was sincerely asking me questions and looking for help. I felt a bit bad, as I did explain I did not speak his language and asked, “do you speak a little English?” he smiles, got a bit red in the cheeks with embarrassment and got out a few words. It was enough to have me take my few words and work with him to come to a place where I understood what he was looking for. I smiled, drew out a map and used my fingers with how many streets to go, where to go right and left and knew he would find the building he was seeking.
This was an odd message and ray of hope this day as with adults, I think many have allowed the path of habits, lessons of what is “known” and working only in the confines of familiarity to limit and hold one back. It is a bit like love. Man’s version of love is very conditional. It would be like holding something very tightly in one’s hand as if it is a possession. If one doesn’t feel like they are being loved, the human brain can do a fantastic job of rationalizing behaviors into having one's weaknesses and insecurities destroy genuine love from another.
Then there is God's love. It just is the energy and essence of love. The difference is it is pure and doesn’t suffer from the human condition. It is a choice for anyone to make, “do I love god? Do I want God's love in my life? will I allow some unknown force to help me to heal my idea of love from what is known in my little box called life, to that which is unlimited and free?”
It is more like loving another with holding your hand open, it is not closed and controlling. The other gets a choice to come rest on your hand. There are now conditions, rules, regulations, and traditions of “this is love!” instead it is merely in a moment.
With our world, we live in. I am sensing there is far more fear and insecurity that is happening among each other. We have been blessed and created so many choices and options for what we can acquire and consume for ourselves that I think it makes it very easy for everyone to forget there is something far more massive in this cosmos available to us, to guide us, and help us.
it occurred to me that this young boy on his bike, the need to get somewhere overrode his pride and inability to speak, and between the two of us, we were able to bridge the distance of language and find how to get where he wanted.
it is a simple example, yet, how often as adults do we like to hold ourselves back because of our pride, insecurity, or fear of not looking perfect?
there is an excellent quote in a country, “the farmer doesn’t eat that which he does not know.”
while it is a good rule of thumb for being safe. in the long run, all it has you doing is repeating your history – if you are doing the same thing over and over, it merely will build up walls to make your life a bit narrower in scope and vision to that which can help you grow.
“this is life, this is all I know, this is what I was taught…why ask “why?” to anything?
That's the morning missive…off to the land of physics and science I go. have a beautiful day.