The Path – Life & Living
In my book, Wading the Stream of Awareness, I wrote about how The Stream has been calling to me all my life. It seems the rhythmic flow has always been part of how I see, feel, and hear. Then moving to reside in this beautiful region where I can regularly be with the flow, I finally came to understand the power that has always been present.
When in the stream, brief as the encounter may be, I am completely present. Each wade into such presence strengthens me for the daily walk that is The Path.
It has taken all of me–all my life to this point–to open to the reality of everything belongs. Everything belongs on The Path. The path is where I am learning to journey with paradox in my pack and steadily walk with a staff of non-dual thinking.
The Paradox of Life & Living
Paradox is reality, and always present to teach us how to live without the degrading need to separate.
Life is observation. Living is participation. Life is the energy of internal focus. Living is the energy of external focus. Life must be held then released. In the hold we receive. In the release we give. They are inseparable. In the hold is life and in the release is living.
For too many of her young years, Sarah suffered internally with conditions beyond her control. There is the internal energy of life, and then there is the suffocation of internal struggle; for reasons unknown this was the suffering for Sarah.
I was blessed to meet Sarah because of Sarah.
Like most freelancers, I get messages from people introducing themselves in hopes of selling me some product or service that’s going to make me much more successful. But Sarah’s message was different. It was skillfully crafted and was written to me, not shotgun scatter fired in the false hope of hitting someone.
I tried to ignore it. I couldn’t.
So I met with this passionate young individual and was intrigued by her courageous balance of life and living.
A life must be lived.
Sarah is certainly in possession of everything belongs on the path of her steady walk. Sure, she has had every worldly reason to give up. But she hasn’t. She knows her life is to be lived.
Sarah is a writer. She always has been. It’s now time for the world to know her passion as she creates epic content for her clients–and for herself!
Life is the birth of new ideas and creative, intuitive ways of being. Living is the freeing of such energy into a needy world.
I tell you Sarah’s story to encourage the balance of your own life & living. If anyone could justify a withdrawal into an internal, dark place hidden forever from any and all things external, it’s Sarah. But for her, it’s the binding-together of observation and participation that is building her impact in this world.
How thankful I am that Sarah selected me to be a part of her journey–her path of Life & Living.
A Poem at WadingtheStream.com: A Life Must Be Lived