Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Equinox

Fall for 2012 begins in the Northern Hemisphere on September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT, in Costa Rica that would be 8:49 am. On the first day of fall—the autumnal equinox—day and night are each about 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days after the autumnal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going southward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west. And so on with the facts and figures…

Comes a time for reflection, maybe a time for drawing the warmth of longer evenings, or withdrawing in to shorter ones.

Beyond our thoughts, arising from the left hemisphere of the brain, comes the space to find the silence of existence…
the falling leaves,
the impermanence of life,
the passage of time and the changing of seasons…
to have lived each season to its fullest, learned lifes' lessons, loved with ones' heart, the passion in the doing and in being…

a message received in meditation, sounds so simple, so direct "accept and move"… a dream that a return is not always to the known, that in not remembering lies a freshness, a new life and a new world…to borrow these lines from Khalil Gibran: "And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?"

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Goodbye Valentine

The selling of the house, culminated in the last final days before the keys were handed over to the new buyer; exactly a week back, a doubt had crept up on hearing that the buyer was scrambling to another institution for mortgage. Its affect on me and the path of my journey would be diverted if the house did not close.

The evening before the close, Asim, Kamila, Jafer, Catherine came over, together we felt the energy of the home; As over the years, around the kitchen counter our favourite space we chatted, sharing our feelings, apprehension and anticipation that all goes well for the closing. Emotions of wanting to let go and allowing oneself to feel the sadness of release. Humans we are…

All went well, I trust life was asking me to be with the trust…

With a smile, and a tinge of a heavy heart was the last time I pulled away from the driveway; gratitude to a home that had housed forms of life and living, many connections and memories made in the home we fondly refer to as "Valentine"…a friend had once joked when I worked at Fidelity: "you live on valentine and work for fidelity, nice!"

Memories, remains of the past,
Become a collection of thoughts and life is an imprisonment,
Release that thought, find freedom,
I live to exist, or life lives through me,
Fear versus love.