Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bridges


Welcome to our meditation... Let us take a deep breath. Stretch your arms. Stretch your legs. Align your posture. Clear your thoughts. Let us imagine for a moment we are on an African safari. We are exploring a National Reserve in Kenya and have seen an array of animals throughout the day: wildebeest, elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, zebras, giraffes and antelope. Observing these wild animals and watching them interact we can see just how much they are like us. They have skills. They have emotions. They have needs. They quarrel. They forgive. And just like us they have to either find a way to get along with those in their group, or make the decision to move on. In those times where we decide we have to move onward, it is important for us to try our best not to burn our bridges. If we have to walk away from someone we should do it amicably. Call a truce. We never know what the future holds and why someone has entered our life. There may be a deeper purpose that has yet to be revealed. Just like the animals all gathered around the watering hole, let us try our best to keep the peace. We don't have to disregard our own feelings and needs, we just need to keep the lines of communication open and the positive energy flowing.