Where are we going? What is our purpose? These are questions we all ask. This website is to tell of my journey to answer these questions. I don’t go it alone. The people who help, inspire, and lead me are too numerous to name. Some will be referred to or quoted in this site. Others remain in my heart and thoughts.
Wholeness. What a term. I think that is one thing I aspire for in my life. The dictionary defines wholeness as containing all components; complete. Another is all parts or aspects considered; altogether. I like that.
As a Christian, wholeness is a goal for me. Our mission for ourselves and as a servant act toward others is to work toward wholeness. What does it mean for me? To bind up the broken-
Buddhism has many aspects that are the same. The Buddha said of himself, “I am awake.” Most of us spend our entire lives asleep, our consciousness unopened. We are like a rosebud that never becomes a fully opened flower. I consider life a meditation once you begin the awakening process. I’m not big on the sitting for a certain number of minutes. Instead, as my day progresses, I find myself taking a couple of minutes every now and then to stop, calm my mind, and just experience my existence and the world around me.
I am an on and off again practitioner of yoga. In Buddhism and yoga we have a little thing we do. I will bow toward someone, with my hands folded as in prayer and say, “Namaste.” Cool huh? Well, Namaste means I bow to the divine in you. Even more cool eh?
To me part of wholeness is connecting with our beloved planet and all her inhabitants. Living in such a rural area that is fairly easy. When I go out on the deck in the morning, all I can hear is the bees, the crows, the morning doves, the chickadees, the Pileated woodpecker, and the wind blowing the trees. Those sounds remind me that we do not live, as humans, on the planet alone. Each inhabitant of earth whether its animal, vegetable or mineral makes up the whole. There’s that word again ‘whole’. Go for wholeness if nothing else is my motto.
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