When we lose the people and animals close to us, we are at a loss. We’ve lost them and a part of ourselves. But something more is happening.
I remember sensing the great mystery of the expensive beyond- a world we cannot see, a world where we all must go, a world where judgment of self and others dissolves. I sensed this when Tomaso passed, and every day thereafter. Then my brother died five months to the day of Tomaso and left my mind absorbed in sorrow and in Love.
All "death" is an invitation to embrace the mystery with an “I don’t know” attitude. Even scientific fact leads to new knowledge that changes the facts of yesterday. I stand in awe of the great mysteries of life. They reveal to us higher realms to take into our hearts in the here and now. The changing of the seasons especially summer into autumn, arouse unexplained feelings of sorrow and heightened emotion. The best way to sense the full robust beauty of any given day is to take extended walks wherever you happen to be. Keep moving. Do not stagnate. Breathe. You are alive. OM