This is the first sunflower of the season here in the center of New Mexico near where I live. It stands solitary, proud, resilient, and with great beauty.
It does not judge those who did not bloom first.
It will not judge those who bloom last.
It will not condemn those who are not sunflowers.
It will not envy those who will grow taller.
Do sunflowers love?
I don't know, but I do know they do not hate, fear, criticize, condemn, judge, pity, attack, humiliate or any of the the other types of behaviors that humans do to each other.
What must it be to know such simple truth about your self and the world that surrounds us? To live your life without needing to damage the lives of those around you?
It is a sad day as the news headlines scroll...
We have lost Robin Williams.
We have lost our sense of safety in our homes.
We have our sense of community in our towns and cities.
We have lost our faith in any system that we must obey without question under or face punishment or death.
We have lost more than can be counted by only headlines.
It is a sad day.
Do sunflowers grieve for what they lose?
Today I will grieve.
Tomorrow I will choose to love again.
Tomorrow there will be more sunflowers who choose to stand tall and bloom.
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!