Sunday, May 29, 2016

before May ends ...

i was looking out my window and i realized it is almost the end of May.  i remembered having heard a tv newscaster announce that the weather bureau had already officially declared that the rainy season has now begun.  it is true, the rains had indeed come more often than before and their duration had been longer.  the sweltering heat and dryness of summer would soon be replaced by the cold and wetness of the rainy season.

i can still hear the complaints and the rants and even the curses of people who have been discomforted by the hot summer months. and yet, i know, there will also be complaints and rants and curses as soon as the rainy months kick in.  this early, there was this occasion of rain where the volume of water delivered caused flash floods in many areas.

The season has many facets.  here, in my corner of the globe, it is either summer or rainy season.  in other places, it is interchangeably winter, spring, summer, and autumn.  each brings its own challenges and color to people's lives.

the Sages and Wise Men admonish us -- whatever season we find ourselves in, we must seek joy, specifically, inner happiness.  we must find contentment.  one must not wallow in the discomfort that the season brings but rather strive to recognize the brightest colors of that season whatever shades they may be, feel the energy it offers, accept the liveliness of being it doles out, see its own beauty, listen to its unique song.

for, Life is like this.  countless are its facets.  it will offer us many ways to live.

what is certain is, no matter the way of living we are in, Inward Joy must be our lot. 

let us find the Secret Smile of the Infinite.  this is inside each of us.

before May ends, when the Sun is up and burns the paved road, i will stand by the roadside and let the  heat slide over my skin, and cause me to sweat and soak my shirt, and parch my throat and make me thirst;  i will watch the dust rise up, i will feel the dry wind singe the slender spears of grass and the green leaves of the mango tree and make brittle its branches; and i will listen to the songs of the brown rice birds ...

for Life will be different after May ends ... the rains will bring a different life ..

5 comments:

captron52 said...

I love this post! Thankfully here in Kentucky we get all 4 seasonal changes. Yes, it gets really hot and humid in the summer and of course I, like everyone else do my share of complaining. But you know what? I wouldn't trade it for anything. I do agree Sito that we should absolutely love each moment no matter what the day looks like! Sure hope you are feeling great these days. Thanks for a lovely reminder to enjoy each day!

sito saguid said...

dear friend,
thanks for the visit and i am glad this pleased you. please don't get tired of posting your positive reflections on Life. i have no doubt many readers are benefited each time they visit your blog posts as i am.

on a different note, i noticed our dearest brother Chris has been absent for some time now. i do hope he's well and in the best of health.

captron52 said...

Hi Sito Thanks for the kind words. Brother Christopher is still enjoying life one moment at a time. I talked with him a few days ago. He had a bout with food poisoning but is getting past that ok.

www.godlymanifestation.blogspot.ca said...

Namaste brother Sito, so true these words. Refrains of displeasure, from fellow citizens who feel compelled to complain about weather conditions, always have struck me as odd. Here in Canada we have all sorts of variations. Super hot and humid are the southern Ontario summers. Freezing cold, so much so, we have to hook up electrical heaters to the oil pan and battery or the car will not start. Some mornings are so cold -50 our auto tires, gone square from the frigid weather, require five minutes driving to warm up enough to become round again.

Here on the island our weather is awesome. Sunny low to mid 20's in summer, averages of 10 in the winter. Even though we are so blessed, many people feel the need to complain. Like yourself Sito, I love and appreciate all variations in weather. Mother nature blesses us each and every day, like the people we meet, each one is special, different, to be cherished, loved and appreciated.

Thank you for your fine contribution, in this post, as well as all your previous works. Often, I find myself rereading your past offerings, always smiling at your sense of literary expression.

In Lak' ech, prosper with nature... live for variety...

sito saguid said...

brother Chris

I am relieved that you are fine and well in your corner of the globe. thanks for the kind words. I do hope that you will soon find the time to share with us again your wise intimations about Life and Light and Love ...