There is a time, in everyone’s lifetime when we begin to feel a yearning for something else. Something new to us, that we do not quite understand, but we know this yearning has little to do with all the experiences we have lived until this point. Trying to put this feeling into words we might describe it as a deep need to get somewhere, and yet we do not quite know where this place is or how to get there. This is the starting point of a search that is honorable and sincere.
I have started my journey from the east; the east is where the sun rises, and the sun brings us knowledge, the essence of spirituality. Without knowledge, we become ignorant and cause harm to others and ourselves too. The sun’s energy behaving like a tree as it spreads out from the sun and is captured by plants and grass that once again turns green gives me inspiration and direction. Each day something else is green again, something else flowers, something shoots up out of the soil. During our journey, we are slowly waking up from a long winter’s dream, as we watch the world around us turn green and colorful again. We stretch our bodies into shape, wanting to branch out, to connect with the sky and the spirits. Life wants to be a part of life, to touch life in all its forms.
As I walk through the woods or sit by the river or take one last look at the sky before going to bed I take a moment to block out sound, I mean just not pay attention to it. This way, I can hear the silence around me, feel it; and it appears that silence always does seem to wait. Like it was there before me as was waiting for me to tune out the sounds of the world and listen to it. Silence waits, for its time to return or re-appear and sometimes waits for me to let it return. Silence is as important to creation as it is to music, where individual notes and chords are only discernible because of the moments of silence between them.
What I have realized so far is that you don’t need to know all the details and all the facts. All you need to know is that you are on a warrior’s journey, a journey where you don’t know the nature of the obstacles but you created scenarios to bear so that you could overcome them. Embrace the unknown with relish and a great paradox will happen. You will end up know what you thought you did not know. You will remember.