I have in the past nurtured new life: a child, an idea, a career, a relationship. I have spent time and energy growing this new life. I have experienced joy and defeat at times growing all along the road gifts and talents. And now, as I cross this threshold of age, I can turn and use my nurturing gifts and talents to making the world a better place for those coming after me.
I walk backwards toward the sunset reaching my arms forward helping the Earth and her life gifts forward across their threshold into something new and healthy, true and beautiful, and, possibly, unknown. I can do this. I am strong. I have faith. I know not where I go, the path is unknown. Nevertheless, I move with grace and dignity toward truth and beauty, my back toward the sunset which golden light flows through me, out my fingertips to light the way for those behind me.
written by my beautiful friend and meditation teacher <3