‘A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.’
Francis of Assisi
It’s September, and the season here is ready for a change.
The blackberries declared it end of summer in July this year, tired of waiting, and now we too must accept summer is on the wane.
The Buddhists declare life is impermanence and I think that feels more and more so in this changing world.
To discover joy and peace is to embrace it, and truly see things as they are.
It feels almost impossible to imagine this world evolved and at total peace, with the global headlines of 2017, and yet there are those who believe this could yet be a reality.
It is an incredible thought to imagine human beings understanding each other without error, without fear, and with complete love. But we are human, and for some reason we have been given all of our sides!
Remembering the creations of immense beauty the human has achieved in states of love is humbling, and perhaps the place to begin.
Remembering the acts of pure courage in the face of wickedness is a place to continue.
And finally seeing the acts of total forgiveness when living with loss and grief must be the place to rest, and stay, and learn, and evolve.
From the family, to friends, neighbourhoods, villages, towns and cities. From community to countries, alliances and to the entire planet.
Betrayal, corruption, greed and competition exists even within a family. This thing we do, so badly, begins at home. We simply have to evolve. It is time for change.