“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I decided tonight that I need a change of scenery. I booked a trip to Washington D.C., a 3-night bed-and-breakfast accomodation, and a ticket to 30 Seconds to Mars at the 9:30 Club on July 2nd. I’m excited about riding a subway for the first time, touring, and watching fireworks on Independence Day at my nation’s capitol city. Look for the pictures sure to come…
I’m currently of the mindset that, looking back on my life, I will be satisfied to have spent my time exploring the world and immersing myself in as many diverse environments as possible, rather than working 7am-6pm for the benefit of the energy industry and superfluous income.
I had one of those nights: Relaxing on my backyard patio in the warm air, looking into a starry night sky, and contemplating what it is to be. Pondering the mystery of existence–a mystery so grand that even brief meditations on the notion would force my eyes closed, as if to protect my brain from the overwhelming sensory inputs of the galaxies above me and the impossible task of placing myself in it all. A sense of place–maybe that’s what’s missing.
Nothing can be more exhilarating than the brief moments I can comprehend that this life is real, and not some kind of dream where I will wake up and everything suddenly makes sense. Which, I finally understand, gives way to the theory that reality is actually the dream, since reality, if you think about it, has more dream-like features (incomprehensibility aspects) than most day-to-day “real” experiences!
On another note, I have to send some love out for my current favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, for inspiring some of these thoughts tonight. Every once in a while, a group of people will make the kind of music that you can get lost in-the type of music that compells you to reflect, to create, to feel, and to amplify your energy to the universe for the length of the recording and beyond.
Wisdom Gained Today: An appropriate response after learning someone is occupying the bathroom after you have knocked on the door is: “No hurry.”
Finally! My first official posting. With a little help from my savvy younger sibling, I am off and away.
Wisdom gained today: Folding a paper grocery bag is easier when you are gentle with it
That’s all I really wanted to write tonight. More to come later.