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[1: 2,074 of 10,000] Making Sense With Life

In Article on May 23, 2022 at 9:09 PM
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I try to make sense of what life is all about.

Part of the ingredients is creation (I hope lots of it, coming from dreams), death and rebirth, and transformation.

Then add the element of time which is how transformation unfolds. It could be immediate, it could take days or years, or a lifetime.

I am now one of those people who didn’t want certain food when I was younger like nata de coco (coconut gel) when added to a fruit salad, I detested and avoided it. Today, I appreciate the chewy texture and the subtle coconut flavor. As time and experience are gained, I’ve grown and my preference changed and it will keep on changing.

Now mix the variety of people I come across that stayed for a short while, others longer time, and those I am still going to meet. People bring color, stir up emotion, and make me come even more alive as I formulate expressions to relate to and learn from one another.

Finally, the mystery, a sense of magic because of an evolving love. It’s wild, undefined, unbound, and absolutely satisfying may not be in the current moment but looking back every mystery was worth it.

[1: 2,073 of 10,000] Silver Hair and Bangs

In Journal on May 17, 2022 at 5:17 PM

I went to a new hairdresser to have a new flavor of style. I met Melanie.

My hair was over the shoulder and I want to lighten up so I went for the shortest bob possible. The part came when she asked whether I like bangs and I answered no but she misunderstood and cut it.

Part of me was curious what bangs would look like since I’ve never gotten them again for years but the adult in me protest.

I didn’t make a big fuss about the one swoop of sheer because hair grows anyway. I do recognize though the comedy that I’m relating bangs with being a child and my sparse silver hairs say otherwise.

I’ve been coloring my hair since my late 30s to hide my silver hairs but this time I am being wise with my spending and at the same time facing how to show up authentically starting with showing my true hair colors.

It’s unnerving that I’m judging that my hair isn’t in its immaculate condition. I’m going to observe what will come first. (1) Will I color it again or (2) accept and appreciate the present locks that continue to grow.

[1: 2,072 of 10,000] Unraveling Irony

In Journal on May 15, 2022 at 12:32 AM

I used to wonder why irony exists.

Part of me wants a world that’s black and white. I am not a fan of grey area, it’s too vague and unnerving like a relationship status declaring “it’s complicated”.

I never forgot the story about a fisherman who was resting in a hammock. A businessman saw him and spoke about how he could dramatically expand his business into an empire. The humble fisherman inquired then what will I do after I’ve become the richest that I can be? The businessman answered then you can rest in your hammock.

The fisherman’s story looks like asking whether to pursue a simple life now or later? But to a person like me who has an interest in creating a business empire, I would push the boundary that a balanced life will have both wanting an improved life while practicing self-care at the end of each day.

The epiphany, there is no right or wrong answer. There’s no right or wrong path. There’s only experience that I can enjoy and keep improving. There’s an invitation that right now whatever feels right, be it. And my choice might look completely different than yours and that’s okay.

Our different choices are exactly what makes this world, this universe, and the collective consciousness keep evolving. And that’s perfect and beautiful. Keep honoring your own path!