Ending is the start of beginning

Ending is the start of beginning

fear, happiness

It’s not death that man should fear, but never starting to live.                               ~ Marcus Aurelius

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Machu Picchu

What’s on my mind

It’s another Sunday and I’m at my computer thinking about what I want to write about this week.  There are a lot of things on my mind including the marches yesterday by high school students and how they were received.  I find it disheartening that adults are so quick to slam students trying to make their world better.  Particularly when these adults are a mix of the students who did the same in the 60’s or the children of those protestors.  It seems that we never learn the lessons from history that we should.

oaxaca, mexico, travel

Oaxaca

The next chapter of my life

But what is most on my mind today is the end of the current chapter of my life.  I’m a little over three months out from the next chapter in my life and that is weighing heavily on me.  Mostly because there is so much to get done, so much that is up in the air and that all makes me to busy to be mindful at all and do the things I really care about.  I tell myself that’s ok because in three months I get to immerse myself in my true passion and my true existence.  But that’s me employing one of human beings’ superpowers, rationalization.  Yes, I have a little over 60 workdays left, I need to work on my Spanish language skills, I have to wrap up my living situation, I have untold number of reservations and logistics to take care of, books to work on, social media work to do blah, blah, blah…

dawn, burning man, happiness

Dawn

Being more mindful

So today I’m resolving to do a better job of being more mindful of making sure I’m not deferring my happiness too much.  That may seem a bit silly given what I’m about to embark on but I think it’s an important philosophy, never take what you currently have available for granted and that includes opportunities to do what makes you happy.  So next weekend I’ll be writing about a hike, it’s been far too long since I’ve hit a trail and although I’ve been good and in the gym, it’s time for some ecotherapy.

So my reminder for you tonight my friends is to not put things off, make that phone call, take that trip, and do that little thing that will make you happy.  And as always have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane

happiness happy flowers

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

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About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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