"And there's a hunt, for the seeker whom
And the purest of hearts let their spirits be consumed
I'm on a hunt to find the cure
And before I depart into the deepest blue
Let it sink in for a new beginning
You know better now
Water fills her lungs and she's inhaling
You feel better now
Underneath the stars her body's sinking
You do better now
A heavy sigh, then not a sound ..."
Whenever life brings spells of stress, tumult, or melancholy, I find myself turning to ancient sages, modern philosophers, and fascinating spiritual teachers in-between. I'm a lover of spirituality without a particular focus, which I lovingly attribute to having a free-spirited mom who enjoyed playing Religion Round Robin when I was growing up ("This Sunday we're going Methodist, but watch out Episcopalians: we're comin' for you next week!")
The world's wonderfully diverse spiritual practices tend to have many beliefs in common, and one that I'm really embracing at the moment is that of letting go. From Christianity's "Let go and let God"; to Buddism's concept of "Dukkha" and spiritual death; to one of my favorite philosopher's touchstones: "Most people are rowing against the current of life. Everything that you want is downstream; just let go of the oars."
Sometimes we sink before we swim, but there's always a surface to ascend to; don't let anyone or anything keep you submerged.
Why settle for the sea when we can seek out the stars? ♥
🎧 Sounds: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW89Pv8QrX4