Epiphany's Mantra

i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes
-e.e. cummings

2.21.2010

Hi my name is Alice, what's yours?


"Alice", I sometimes call myself, "what do you think of the world today?" "Not very much" my reflection would say - and off we would happily and sometimes not so happily go on trying to make it through another day wondering on land.

Sounds like we are both tired of the hum drum of our everyday existence and then we remember that we are alive and healthy. For that we are both sincerely grateful.  I have identified with Alice for many years. I felt that we (mankind) were all just like the little girl who fell down the rabbit hole and met up with all kinds of interesting characters along the way of finding our way home. But where is home, isn't it right here, where ever you are? Isn't it underneath our nose? Poor Alice, and poor me, our adventures made us frustrated, because like her, we wanted everything to work out in the end.

Can anyone really say why we should have such trouble, confusion, mayhem and the like in our everyday lives to the point where even our reflection has given up. Do we just not understand the big picture. Do we not remember why we are here, why the Creator has given us the opportunity for so much light. I hope that while reading this you remember not to resign yourself to think that we will go through life scratching at the surface of things. Even if it is in our nature to do so. We are after all very much like Alice in the rabbit hole trying to get through the day and make it home safely. Don't be depressed you are not alone. But...

What we do on a daily basis is important. It is important to live, to laugh, to have tea, to wonder about meaningful things and to fill the world with much joy and love. We have to enjoy it no matter what, we have to dance because we can. Hopefully this little reminder with allow you, me and all of us to shake off Alice, stand in gratitude and bring humanity back to that real place, the source - the Center of it all.


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