‘This leaf, so complete in itself,
Is only part of the tree.
And this tree, so complete in itself,
Is only part of the forest.
And the forest runs down from the hill to the sea,
And the sea, so complete in itself,
Rests like a raindrop
In the hand of God.’
Even now as I wake up in the morning, my first thought is of him but the degree of sadness associated with it is a bit less. A few days back I decided to consciously associate his thoughts with gratitude. Despite the grief, I feel so fortunate to be chosen to be his Mum. He brought so much joy to this world.
So every time I think of him I say a big thank you! He really was a ‘master in disguise’ for me, teaching me not just about impermanence but many other lessons; living life to the fullest with great enthusiasm, to dearly cherish friends and family and make time for them, to excel in everything I do, to be kind and sensitive and to spread smiles and laughter.
Now it is for me to not only learn those lessons but to live them.