We all came here to find those friends,
On whom our happiness depends,
Who, lost in thickest forests now,
Are seeking solace out of sight,
And when we finally embrace,
Their trust, regained within the night,
We’ll leave the forests, hand in hand,
To fly back home, and reunite.
One night, while walking with my martial arts teacher, we saw a man stop to watch ballet dancers through a studio window. He stayed for just a moment before disappearing into the night. “For a moment in time,” my teacher said, “He found beauty in the dark.” And, ‘moments in time’ are all that we have. I liked that, especially as I understand that moments in time are all that we may share; and, I felt it advisable to create the sort of moments for others that I would like others to create for me.
Generally speaking, the man who is misunderstood, who is frequently criticized,
is likely to be doing something worthwhile. It is the person with whom everyone agrees
that is lost in the mass of mediocrity. The head that lifts itself above the others has
the rock thrown at it, so we need not be concerned when people criticize us.
Of course it is normal to want people to like us, and a good thing to say to ourselves
when people criticize us is: “If people knew me better they would like me.”
This is literally true, for if we could know every man in the right way
we would certainly find something in him to admire.
~ Ernest Holmes.
With thanks, and best wishes to all our readers, and followers. In case poor health prevents me from posting again before Christmas, I will take this opportunity now to wish you all the very best, and happiest Yuletide, ever.
~ Namaste from Amras.
Artwork ©Francis Moloney.