An old photograph slipped from the pages of a book earlier today. As I bent down to pick it up, something struck me about the picture. It was a group of people sitting on the beach that was taken about 40 years ago. We all have pictures like this. As photographs go, it was unremarkable – poor lighting and composition. Yet, something called out to me, and I have gone back to that picture throughout the day. It is not about the people individually but the group. There is something in the eyes that conveys a kind of unity at that time.
Finally, it came to me; it was the spirit of camaraderie. By physical appearance, we were quite different, but as everyone turned to the photographer, our eyes conveyed an ease of rapport and trust. I do not know where most of these people are today, but I can sense that familiar feeling in my heart.
Our times have changed dramatically with the access afforded by the internet. Today, my best friends are people who live far away, many of whom I have never encountered in the physical sense. Yet, I feel I know many of you, and we are kindred spirits.
These days, my life is a series of questions about how I am feeling or what something means to me. Why did this picture pop up now? This day has been one of those “don’t wanna” kind of times. I am not depressed, sick, or overwhelmed. I simply do not want to participate in this 3D world. As I attempted to read articles from other sites, all I heard in my mind was “blah, blah, blah”. Who is in and who is out, the latest scandal, incoming energies, etc. hold no interest for me. I am content to just be, holding my friends near and far in my heart.
So, if you are having a day when the outside world seems too crazy or miles away, slip back to the feeling of a group of friends together. These are the times when our harmony of being and purpose will support us. It all comes down to camaraderie.