I walked two of the dogs this morning along our road and stopped a while at the little waterfall on Paper Mill. You can see how the sunlight captures the moving water and the dappling of the shadows. The noises were of rushing water and birdsong, and a distant lawn mower. No fragrance from the day lilies here, but the air was clean and fresh before the heat of the day.
I felt such gratitude for being here in this moment.
“Life is a series of highs and lows. Be grateful for the highs. Be graceful in the lows. Enjoy life fully and find contentment in your Middle Ground”
My thoughts have been turning to the human condition and humanity. Someone asked me the other day what I got most from my trip to the Gambia (a few years back). It was so clear to me. I got in touch with what we have in common as human beings. Our humanity and also the human condition.
As human beings we are all capable of love, compassion, nurturing and kindness. We are not alone in this.
As human beings we all have the same challenges, needs, struggles and doubts. We are not alone in this.
In the highs of life embrace your humanity
In the lows of life acknowledge your human condition
Know it will pass
… and that you are not alone.