Friday, October 31, 2008

r e p a i r

A very hastily made, in at the last minute,
Illustration Friday piece for the theme
: repair :

Accepting small favours from the gods

When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way,
the act of rebirth.
You confront completely new situations,
the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don't even understand
the language the people speak.
So you are like a child just out of the womb.
You begin to be more accessible to others
because they may be able to help you in difficult situations.
And you accept any small favour from the gods with great delight,
as if it were an episode you would remember for the rest of your life.
At the same time, since all things are new, you see only the beauty in them,
and you feel happy to be alive.
That's why a religious pilgrimage has always been one of the most objective ways of achieving insight. The word peccadillo which means 'small sin' comes from pecus, which means 'detective foot', a foot that is incapable of walking a road.
The way to correct the peccadillo is always to walk forward,
adapting oneself to new situations and receiving in return
all of thousands of blessings
that life generously offers
to those who seek them.
- Paulo Coelho

Journal entry, 8th March, 2006
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Be The Ever Alert Guardian Of Your Inner Space

Be the ever alert
guardian of your inner space.

Journal entry, April 2005.

Step One: Notice you are in cage.
Step Two: Acknowledge that cage is of your creation.
Step Three: Find key. (Note to self: you are key.)
Step Four: Unlock cage.
Step Five: Powerfully leap into your delicious life.
* Repeat as necessary *

Journal entry, early 2005