Casper and me were glad to get out of the freezing cold after last night’s storm, which had garnled the traffic and a state of emergency was called by Christie. Today morning was the same frigid weather, but at least we got things done and now are back home and warm. The evergreen still has white branches from the dry snow which is swirling around with some wind gushes and a bright sun has appeared. The snow drifts and the side of the walkways have enough of the snow to dissuade Casper from venturing into them despite his coat. Cleaned the snow and moved the car to a designated spot for parking in an unending game of musical spots whenever the snow comes down, to allow the association to shovel the driveways. We slink in from the cold and play throwing the toy polar bear down the passageway and back. Life is good again as he crawls into his bed with his face peering over the side; as if reaffirming that life has been very unsettled, and rough lately. Ugly cardboard boxes of all shapes rearing their horrible heads; and strangers consistently step on him, even when he hid behind them. Equilibrium restored he contemplates life as it should be and sleeps, with only the occasional eyebrow quivering from the horrors of the recent past.
As Harry Crew states we should allow certain traumatic incidents to just heal and move on with our lives. As we live in constant change there are bound to be times of stress and times of restoration. We need to make sure that we don not carry our old baggage constantly with us everywhere we go and allow the time for restoration to be focused on the present through exercise and meditation if required. We have to build a routine where we take time to heal the wounds and let the scars of time remove them from our minds. Only when we are internally done with our Karma through the appropriate actions; can we proceed on the path of Dharma, where we renounce and anjoy. The actions themselves become pure; as there is not attachment to them, and it is just done with compassion to the creatures around us. Think not of the precieved or actual hurt but realize that you are done with it and have moved on to your present and future life towards bliss. Healing has to first start from within; where we look at our own faults, and work on improving ourselves – Om shanti!
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. -Harry Crews, novelist and playwright (1935-2012)