‘Sixty seconds worth of distance run…’

I am back in my office six miles high again… It seems so long since I was here and yet it was Tuesday and today it is Thursday…

When I was on the treadmill this morning, I was thinking about the 40 hours I had just spent in the UK, treasuring how rich with experience each minute had felt – each one of them filled, as Rudyard Kipling suggests, with ‘sixty seconds worth of distance run…’

‘If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it…’

And I felt a joyous lifting of my spirits… I could see the path expanding, widening before my eyes; I could see a limitless vista stretching like a huge verdant playground in front of me…

Over the years the voices that have said ‘No’, that have said ‘Not allowed’, that said ‘Why you, why should you have fun and enjoy life when other’s aren’t…?’

All these energies are gone, the voices have stopped shouting, they don’t even whisper now, and instead I understand the importance of each one of us clearing the sadness, the pain and blocks, the limiting energy that holds us in check, reins us back, crushes our spirit and silences our song… So that we can have fun and live fully…

So that we can feel the joyous truth of freedom, love, and acceptance of ourselves…

I have come to see the universe as a big huge amazing mass of moving energy, and if we look all around us, and we look closely we will see ourselves in the hall of mirrors; how we glint and shine back at everything and everyone… The biggest gift we can give ourselves and the world is to be free; to be our truest brightest selves, joyous delighted to be alive, shining our light so that others may light up too…

As Anadi and I left the theatre yesterday, we were reflecting how one of the key messages we heard in the show, was to be ourselves…

As Oscar Wilde said

“be yourself, everyone else is taken…’

To trust that this is what we must do and to accept one another…

But, we were also exploring how hard this seems to be on this planet… How it seems to be the hugest piece of work that we have all come to work through over lifetimes…

How the environment on planet earth doesn’t always lend itself to free expression…

How much we judge, perhaps because we are judging ourselves even if this is unconscious and so projected outwards…. Or perhaps our mind is made up, stuck, because this is what we have been taught; to think in a certain way … It is ignorance and a lack of understanding or ability to cross the bridge into the world of another, to really walk a mile or ten in their shoes; to feel what it is like to be wholly as them – with every emotion, feeling experience that the person has ever had within them; to feel it for this mile or ten…

It does often take really experiencing something unexpected or behaving in a way that is ‘not me’ to truly understand another….

But what huge shifts occur, when we do it as a practice anyway, always….

Later :

It was wonderful driving out of the airport and seeing Spain again… I remembered how much I love her and that I had missed her… But because I love England so much, I feel the same way with her…

So the answer?

To always fully enjoy being where I am…

 

 

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