The desire to leave an indelible mark upon this world is natural.
As our years on this planet ripen, the pull to pass on some legacy or make a lasting impression upon this hunk of geology often grows. Our periods of struggle may appear to circumvent our plans, our sense of purpose or our True Wills. The difficult times we experience may last longer than we imagine and may lead to the malaise that our existence will be ephemeral…that our souls will expire in evanescence.
But here we must pull from our inner reserves and maintain our integrity, for we leave an indelible mark upon this world through the simple and the great actions in our daily lives. This is akin to the Butterfly Effect, which was originally posited in Chaos Theory as having to do with meteorological conditions being altered from simple dependence on initial conditions, i.e., a hurricane being effected by the flapping of a butterfly’s wings weeks before.
Often, it is simply the good that we do to others that leaves its mark. Who knows the extent to which one kind word can alter another’s course?
Do not let go of your drive to accomplish your purpose on this planet, for this is as natural as the desire to survive your funeral. But realize that it is often the small acts of our lives that build, not skyscrapers or monuments to ourselves, but relationships and goodness in those we come in contact with.
SYZYGY is now available on Amazon.com
written and illustrated by +Palamas
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"Let my prayer, rise before you like incense."
Syzygy—Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays, by Tau Palamas, will be out in October. Hadean Press
My book will be out in October! It is called, Syzygy—Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays.
"Nocturnal Meditation" Oil Pastel, by +Palamas
"Face of Christ not made by human hands," +Palamas
The disintegration of the personality is nothing to be feared…it is the natural process of unfolding.
~St. John of the Cross print, by +Palamas