Tuesday, March 9, 2010

see with your eyes closed

Close your eyes and look around. What can you see? Black? Black with those little squiggily lines? Look more carefully. Can you see what I see? I see faith. When your so far away from everything you know, that is all you can look for and if you are very lucky, then you can find it. Now, you may be thinking, what does faith look like. I can assure you that is not an easy question to answer.
It is that feeling that is inside of you that is so strong you feel as if you can see it just as clearly as you can see your hand in front of your face.
The act of knowing that you are not alone even if there is no one around for miles.
The beautiful song that fills your head when the world is silent.
The warmth that comforts you in the cold air of that Andes mountains.
The feeling of security in a world filled with violence.
It is the still calm that comes over you, when you do not feel the need to do anything, only the need to just be.
Have you ever seen a stranger go out of their way to help a person they have never met before. It is a beautiful thing. It is what we all hope to see everyday. But why do we sit there and watching hoping to see a true act of kindness when we could be the people doing the acts and setting the example.
Have you ever heard the lines from the well loved song "so I keep on waiting, waiting for the world to change" ? What a stupid song. We all keep saying that the world needs to change, and then we sit around and wait for other people to do it. Why arn´t we the ones making the change, one person can make a huge difference.

So I sugest that you stop looking with your eyes open and start trying to see with your eyes closed.


  1. Wow, very well said. Mom

  2. Thanks. This was a nice change of pace. Not that we don't like to hear what's going on - but random philosophy works too.

    Keep having fun!

    We love you.