The Futility of Life!
Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
150Trip End May 16, 2008
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Reflections of Buddha. 15. Happiness. Verse 208
I went to the beach today. I wanted a "nothing" day. Yes...there is so much to see, and I could take a few thousand more pictures...but...I...wanted...a....NOTHING...day!
So I left my watch at the camper, grabbed my book, water bottle and chair and drove to the beach. It's cloudy out, but warm. I didn't have much left to read in this book so I knew I'd be finished fairly quickly...then..."nothing day!" There were quite a few people there
Isn't life like that? We paddle, paddle, paddle, looking for that promotion at work? Or, a job that pays more. Or, a relationship that doesn't fizzle out after the 3rd date. Occasionally we get to float a whole 25 feet. But, once in a while we catch the PERFECT wave. Meet that perfect someone. Find the perfect job. Have the perfect kids.
Now back to the futility of surfing. As an observer you might think it's futile doing all that paddling and waiting for the occasional 150 foot float down to the beach. A few years ago the whole family went down to Mazatlan before Christmas for a couple of weeks. There we met "Bikini Judy". She was like... a hundred years old... teaching tourists how to boogie-board. Think she taught Moses how to surf when he parted the Red Sea. OK... maybe not a hundred...but she had spent waaaaay too much time out in the sun. She said she had played "Gidget" in one the movies. (You have to be over 40 to remember Gidget, or at least stay up late and watch TCM (Turner Classic Movies)). Anyways, she taught us all how to boogie-board
On Friday I received an email from my long-term disability insurance company. According to the rules, they cannot pay me benefits after October 31 because of...well the rules. I'm OK with that. It was expected. I am now living my Life Truth. Synchronicity, intuition, luminosity, and spiritual awareness will lead me along the path that I must follow. Somewhere I will find a source of income that will pay for this Journey and the book that I will write. I am "Thinking It?", I am "Feeling It!", and I am "Living It." I have just finished the first month of the planned 8 month Journey away. The REAL Journey is just beginning. The Spiritual Journey of the Rest of My Life.
I have come to the conclusion that not much of my book will be written during the first part of the Journey. The blog...the taking of pictures...the travelling...and the meeting of people is the purpose here. I will require an inspiring location to actually write the book after I have returned to Calgary (my house is not it). I will meet someone, or someone will read the blog and offer me an inspiring location to write as they will know from their Life Truth that that is what they have to do. The same with funding
You never know, I still have to pass through Florida, Texas and California. I could meet a Hollywood actress, have her fall madly in love with me (I have been told I'm cute), wisk me away to her Chalet in Switzerland so I can write my book, then arrange to have Matthew McConaughey play me in the movie about my Journey.
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. " - Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
I finished reading "The Celestine Vision" by James Redfield. Check out his website- http://www.celestinevision.com/
Only 21 more books to read (that I brought with me or borrowed on my stop in Montreal). Oh...I also finished reading the final Harry Potter book. But that doesn't count in my spiritual readings. And I almost forgot...I also have the Bible to read
(Pictures to follow. My camera battery died (guess I did take too many pictures today) and I'm waiting for it to charge up so that I can upload the pictures to my computer)
Pictures now uploaded, but I decided to leave the comment here. (over 2000 pictures taken) In College I took a photography course and with film you would have about 6 good pictures per 24 exposure film (1 in 4). With digital cameras the ratio now is probably closer to 1 in 20. So I have about 100 good pictures. But don't think I'm just posting my good ones. I have to keep some to myself.