Shizu's Blog Vol.16: Lessons from Nature (2) – Story of Rocket - Their Journey is Theirs and Theirs Only
We all love stories, don’t we? Today, I’d like to tell you a story about my rocket (arugula).
We all know that life by definition is accentuated by ups and downs. Sometimes we are able to see the role we play in life’s ups and downs while other times we feel as if we are at the mercy of random acts of life. Life then seems, at least on the surface, incoherent or even chaotic at times. Yet, there is one thread that gently penetrates through all aspects of life, including our own; the impermanence of all things.
I have quite a few poems which have left gentle yet lasting impressions on who I am today. Knowing what I know now which I didn’t know then, the meaning I derive from these poems has changed substantially over years. As to the meaning of each poem, I would like to remind you that nothing in this world has a pre-determined meaning. It’s only us who attach a subjective meaning to everything and every event and feel and react in a certain way towards them simply because of the meaning we consciously and unconsciously choose to attach to them. With that in mind, enjoy reading this classic and famous poem written by Kenji Miyazawa.
I consider myself an empowerment specialist.
I am deeply spiritual and believe that there are few people who are genuinely and effortlessly capable of sensing beyond boundaries of realms without any conscious attempts. I believe my grandmother is one of those truly gifted souls. Yet I am highly sceptical about so called “spiritual practices” rampant in today’s “healing” industry, which motivated me to write this blog article.
My grandfather used to say "Everything tangible is destined to break one day."