Sunday, July 26

Another Waterfall Ride ................... 7/26/15

      Another waterfall of a ride this weekend.

       Joy splashed against cliffs of anguish.  Floating upon the river of elation, my soul was later pum-meled by boulders of remorse for my stupidity and lack of sensitivity. Stunning, gliding mo-ments upon the river of bliss were matched with the free-fall cascade of sorrow this morning. I felt confusion, loss, early this afternoon.

      Not now.

      Yet, I prefer this jum-ble of feelings, than living meagerly, as a pauper, because of a life lacking
courage, one filled with passivity and no
vision.  My existence is rich, full, dynamic.  There is not one molecule of mouse in me. I dine upon the rewards of being authentic, seizing life's gifts while admitting errors, humbly, honestly.

      The above is a bookmark. I'll return to it working on it over the next 24 hours. Trust me.  Right now, I prepare for tomorrow and other work that has a higher priority.

In The Meantime 
1. What are your gratitudes?
2.  How do you respond when tousled by the vicissitudes of life?

     For me, I am spacious enough within myself. It allows me to ride with a multitude of feelings, right now.  I am dwelling upon the amazing joys received this week, meditating upon lessons learned this weekend and resting in God's deep love for me. 


Anonymous said...

Hello Pablo
I am sorry that you were sad, confused. Hope you are feeling better today.
I love what you wrote that you prefer the jumble of feelings rather than living meagerly, as a pauper.Pablo, you are a wise man who knows your priorities, and living your life fully.
I have always admired your authenticity, honesty, especially your humbleness. You deserve everyone embrace you and loves you sincerely.
My gratitude for today: Reading your post, getting inspired how to live and enjoy my life this moment. Just being present.
Lots of time I am troubled in between making decisions, so I have experiencing tousles by many vicissitudes in life. When things happens, I ask help from God, he will always lead me to the right direction, gradually, sometimes take very long time; vicissitudes are good, because it adds spices into my life, it might be very bitter, but it can help me grow. Even though I don’t like so many dramatic changes, but if happens I will not regret, but appreciate. I love my life is filled with experience. Now I am thinking the waves in the ocean, I guess an excellent surfer enjoy challenging the big waves. From what I know about you Pablo, you are an excellent surfer, has conquered numerous of waves in your life; and also you are a little fountain glows with grace and peace.

Pablo said...

Dear Anonymous,

Rarely do comments bring me tears, but yours do. Today, I am glad being understood as you clearly do. Thank you for your encouragement. The throbbing pain in my right wrist is lessened by your compassionate words.

I am touched and inwardly---in a good way---I am softened by your kind vision of me. You move me by your use of my name's meaning in your reply to this post. Thank you, for the poetic description of what you are presently enduring, life's vicissitudes. I also appreciate your image of me as a surfer of life's waves. You phrasing meets my need for aesthetics and beauty.

A grateful innkeeper

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