Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I have a friend that's been in and out of my life for 28 years. We connected easily and quickly and no matter how long goes between e-mails or visits, our paths appear to be parallel and it's just a hop, skip and a jump from his path to mine, or vice-versa.
E-mailed him awhile ago to say, "Do you think we have karma?" He wrote back in about 5 minutes, "Old and deep."
That's what I'm talking about. Easy. The fact that he's gay doesn't hurt, either.
He wakes up each morning with what he calls his Morning Mantra. Sometimes I'll just send an e-mail with only "MM?" in the subject line, and wait to see what comes back. His MM is always apropos for me that day - of course.
Yesterday he voluntarily sent his Morning Mantra to me: "The highest level of sophistication and enlightenment in this world is simplicity." This speaks to my theory that developmentally disabled individuals are amongst the wisest.
Today I woke up with my own, and first, Morning Mantra: "Write every stone," which I took to mean, leave no stone unturned in terms of writing - write everything, get into some of those last deep, dark corners and write them out. Clear them. Release their hold, their energy, their power.
It won't be sophisticated and it won't be simple, but it's sure to be enlightening.