Friday, June 30, 2017

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection”
                                                                                                 Buddha*

'A rolling stone gathers no moss' has two contrasting meanings: (1)One who moves avoiding deep connections; and (2) One who moves embracing fresh ideas and creativity.

I experience myself as a rolling stone who has gathered no moss. Both definitions fit: no current deep commitments/connections and fresh ideas and creativity thrive as I break through more comfort zones.

Having been blessed to have a life partner/soul mate for 26 years until death parted us; I do miss that depth of connection in my life. With no siblings and no living extended family and no 'best friend/companion' wearing the label 'a rolling stone gathers no moss' fits. I may be living everyone's worst fear of being totally alone in the world. While some may mourn my death as I am mourning the recent death of a friend; it is somehow comforting to know no one will experience the seemingly unbearable grief I experienced with my partner's death.

While it is true there is no deep connection with another; I realize the deep connection I have cultivated and nurtured through blood, sweat and tears throughout my life is the deep connection with my Self. Today this deep connection has blossomed into a relationship of self-love beyond accomplishments, beyond talents, beyond financial resources, beyond life circumstances – it is the self-love of the Life Force that breathes each breath I take. It is a self-love of the essence of who I Am... and who each of us is. It is that “peace...which passeth understanding.”^

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*http://www.positivityblog.com/self-esteem-quotes/

^Philippians 4:7 (KJV)

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