Next New Beginnings -
September 27- 30, 2007
I wish you enough...
by Jim Dubel, D.C.
Recently I overheard a mother
and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had
announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, "I love
you and I wish you enough".
The daughter replied, " Mom, our life together has been more than enough.
Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window
where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to
cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by
asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be
"Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking, but why is this a
"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the
reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.
"When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'. May
I ask what it means?".
She began to smile. "It's a wish which has been handed down from other
generations. My parents used to say it to everyone". She paused a moment
and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even
more. "When we said , 'I wish you enough', we were wanting the other
person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain
them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were
reciting it from memory.
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the
day may appear.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.
I wish you enough pain so even the smallest of joys in life may appear
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all you possess.
I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.
She then began to cry and walked away.
They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to
appreciate them, a day to love them but then an entire life to forget
TAKE TIME TO LIVE.....
To all my friends and loved ones,
All My Love, Loyalty and Friendship..and I WISH YOU ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!
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Honoring My "Inner Kermit"
Michelle A. Morin
come in the house from hanging a basket full of laundry on the line to
dry. As I was out in the glorious sunshine, listening to the birds,
Thanking Creator for the light breeze that uplifts me and brings that
"May Freshness" to my mish mosh of towels and undies, I think of the many
years of history this backyard and my laundry have together. And I smile
to myself, my heart breaking into song, thinking "If only Kermit were
alive now!! Because it’s getting easier and easier Being Green!!!"
through the past is a pinball game of thoughts -- I remember the young
guy ringing my groceries at Whole Foods a couple weeks ago, not more than
21 or 22 years old, he made a comment on how "cool it was" that my canvas
bags were beginning to wear to a frazzle. "These Bags??!!" I said, "I’ve
been carrying these same canvas bags since 1984!!"1984, wow!!! I never
thought about it before. These are the bags I bought while I was a senior
in high school. The same bags I carried on my cross country drives.
They’ve carried groceries and such all over New England, but also down to
Tennessee, all across the mid-west and the Rockies. What a story these
bags could tell!
the principles, philosophies and integrity that gives us the commitment
to "be green", or for that matter, compassionate, loving, joyous
peace-makers living a life from our personal truth??? What are the deeper
roots of "Being Green" for a teenager living in suburbia, in a time and a
place where it was never the common calling of my friends and neighbors
to do the same. Western Massachusetts, this little corner of the world
outside of Springfield, back in the 70's and early 80's was an awesome
place to learn and to grow. Enough diversity to feel connected to the
greater human family, enough community to know that we were supported and
safe. And yet I don’t recall too many clotheslines by 1980. Now, more
than 25 years and a couple lifetimes of experience later, I watch with
guarded fascination as the world becomes a greener place. From the cars
we buy to the organic produce at the market, I wonder how much is
integrity and authenticity and how much is fashion?? Or, perhaps "doing
the right thing" because someone else told us that’s what we’re to do??!!
The spirit being in me likes to give everyone a chance to prove the
intermittent cynic wrong now and then. And yet the healing professional
and teacher in me sees, day after day, many people so disconnected from
their Authentic Selves that they’re not even sure that core be-ing
exists. Perhaps I was luckier than most, I was blessed to have mentors in
my life, people who had lived and experienced, the good and the bad, the
colorful and the black-and-white, and they were willing and eager to
share their insights with me. Perhaps it was something inside of me, some
Gemini-curiosity that was not easily squelched. Perhaps it’s even more
simple than that, simple, not easy – I believe we each have that inner
explorer and pioneer just waiting to explode into a new way of being.
Isn’t there, in each of us, a longing for tradition mixed with a desire
to "blow the doors off" of what was and cut ourselves a new path!!?? And
perhaps it’s this slightly muffled pile of embers that needs to take a
deep breath and set itself free!!! Perhaps that’s the most Authentic
Self, the most Authentic Walk that our world is longing to experience
from each of us!! There is a great quote I heard a week or so ago from
Jack Kerouac, "Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The
trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see
things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect
for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or
vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they
change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see
them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy
enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
explore this place of being "old green" in a newly birthed green place –
this time of walking the walk from an authentic, aligned to source, place
of inner knowing – this time of more light and more fun, more challenge
and more complexity than I could have ever imagined – I am beginning to
see more and more the possibility that exists if we would but take the
words of our greatest mentors and teachers to heart, and find the place
of commonality with our own inner truth and inner light. That place of
knowing that you know that you know that you know!! For me, this
forty-something woman with more and more ever-greening parts, I’ll call
on the wisdom of Bucky Fuller..."Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes
I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.""Find what
is needed and wanted and go do it." "Give up what you have been doing and
go completely toward the path of your heart." These are the words that
resonate with my truth, in this moment in time – what rings true for
you?? Right now?? Without fear of being right or wrong?? With Joy and
Possibility, from your deepest, most Authentic Self?? Are you open to it,
and more importantly, are you willing to live a life that shows it??!!
Are you willing to be whatever color is calling to you – Green or not –
and honor the place of inner truth just itching to be set free??!!
for me to go hang the next load of laundry...
A Sanctuary For Change
Michelle A. Morin
for a New Future
Chiropractic Growth & Philosophy Weekend
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