Ebb and flow

The recent overturning of Roe v Wade has the words from Ecclesiastes running through my mind. I understand both viewpoints, and believe in a person’s right to choose.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,

a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing…

And I think of the in and out of breathing, the ebb and flow of the tide, the rhythms of life. And in the motion of breath and wave, there is a moment of silence and stillness. And with all the motion, either physical or inside my head, it is in the silence I find refuge, where I find my truth and what is mine to do.

Often we find ourselves confronted by the problem of how to begin. We are not sure what we want to do; we see no way to begin anything; seeing nothing to begin on; when we find ourselves in this position, humanly speaking, not knowing where to turn, then of all times we must be quiet and listen; then of all times we must trust that the same power that started all things will also start us in the right road. — Ernest Holmes, Creative Mind and Success 78.3


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