Being the child that I was, rooted in memory solidly, I could not help being a trial to my mother. Having seven other children of normal vintage , she could compare easily and wonder loudly why I had to be different. It was not by intent but by inclination of the tree. I always felt that had there been a way to send me back , she would have .
Because of memory, I could not dismiss the metaphysical. It had come with a high cost. As I grew, the religious took a sidebar while the spiritual became the most important. And because I was in the physical world and had to toe the mark, the secular had to be wedded within. So in effect, I had created a trinity . The metaphysical, the spiritual and the secular as a model for physical life.
I had embraced all elements and had thrown out nothing. It was all inclusive and broadly focused . Where we are is where we are. We are a product of our experience, a talented composition of memories and a host to our lives.
It is imperative that we honor what we have been taught and what is life giving and life sustaining . It is crucial to the enlightenment of civilization that we honor the growth of the individuals and their desire to make a difference . Each generation comes with a new found enthusiasm to promote the evolution of humankind.
It is up to us, the elders to support and be the hammock to cushion this growth. We should welcome this with joy. Let us not fail them.
We will talk of philosophy and we will talk of poetry. We will talk of people and Beings.
And we will again grace the lovely work of the Great God and say we walk beneath the wings of Him who holds us together.