Life’s Tsunamis – Haiku and more
Waves of destruction
Water subsides new plants bloom
Will subdues hardships
A tsunami takes many forms. A storm’s huge wave surge can wipe away home, a lifetime of memories, and physical life. But, a disease, end of a relationship, or the unexpected loss of a job can hit with the force of a tsunami. We can meet these tsunamis with despair, defeat, and blame becoming victims of forces beyond our control. Or we can, as a friend wrote to me, see them as bridges to a new place in our life. We can create a fresh and positive situation with strength gained from surviving our personal tsunami and wisdom from lessons learned in the process.
As I believe that death is the ultimate wonder, these passing tsunamis are just that, passing challenges for me to walk over or through as I continue to journey toward life’s culmination. So, I may turn the other cheek, make lemonade, or say “shove it” but I know that the ups and downs I experience are just lessons toward attaining enlightenment. And our dreams and nightmares all disappear when heart and mind unite in the awareness of the indomitable freedom of awakened consciousness.