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The World We Live

January 25, 2017

 

As I sit nestled on the edge of sunset at the Great Pyramids of Cairo.

Relaxed on my carpet seat, I'm waiting for the light show to begin, and I can't be anything but thankful for the life I have been given. It almost seems super natural that things have been made so "easy" for me.

When I see the poverty around me. The little eyes asking for food through the car window, and listening to the stories of the people that grown up here. They are proud to be Egyptian and thankful for what they have. But it sure is a hard life. And I remember back to my recent years in Morocco. Repressed attitudes and hard faces with the intention of loving hearts. Life can be, as sharp as nails protruding from wood, or as soft as a feathered cushion, where we lay our weary head.

 

A constant reminder from walking the streets, in this loud, busy, hustle and bustle space on earth. 

 

And yet here I am sitting on my carpeted seat, about to watch a show of a lifetime.

While others are outside the gates I've just walked through, begging for food.

And so I question - where is the justice? 

 

I've always been a believer in ask and you shall receive. Believe what you want and it will happen. Surrender to what is, and everything will be just fine.

But when I'm met with this constant struggle, some humans find in their daily existence, it does make me query and wonder. Just how this life works. 

 

Some of us are born into a religion, others a country. Some of us are born with superficial beauty, other's a deformity. Some of us are born into money, and others of us are born into a name.

During my travels I've come to learn, it's those that are born with a loving, willing, and open heart, that are the fortuitous ones. For its those who have inner happiness and share it with the world.

No matter how tough, rough, or bumpy the ride is, the rest follows on.

 

So maybe the next time you feel your world is showing you, a big fat middle finger, open your heart as the people do that have nothing. Remind yourself that heart means everything.

Are you living from a wide open, good, warm, nourishing heart? And once you check yourself and allow the time to pass, we remember that not everything is about us, but there is something greater, to the world we live in...

 

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

~T.S Eliot~

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