When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We,’ even ‘Illness’ becomes ‘Wellness.’
“In today’s rush we all think too much – seek too much – want too much – and forget about the joy of just being.”
— Eckhart Tolle
“I find I’m so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.” – Red in Shawshank Redemption on his way to The Mexican beach of Zihuatanejo, on the Pacific Coast.
What a beautiful quote from Shawshank. Red (Morgan Freeman) has stepped into the unknown. He’s excited about the uncertainty and the friends he’ll meet along the way. In a sense, he’s woken up – and crossing the border from darkness to enlightenment. Love it.
In 2003 a surf trip took me down the west coast of Mexico. I spent some time in Zihuatanejo and thought about the moment in the book where Red walks barefoot down the beach and sees Andy working on the boat.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
When making a decision start with compassion and love. When carrying out the decision do it with compassion and love.
You are not your mistakes.
Sharing a meal with friends is an age old way to strengthen bonds and be in the moment with people you love. Cook, laugh, talk, savor the food, drink and bookmark the memory. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”
Martin Luther King Jr.