This year 2020, seems to be a year of uncertainty and lack of direction. While we had much rain in the month of October on Long Island, November has brought us so brilliant sunrises and sunsets as well as heavy fog that blankets the shorelines, creating an ethereal look to our normal visible landscape.
I sat watching the dense fog Thursday morning at Bellport, and thought how it just distorts perceptions at a whole new level. Our frame of reference is no longer reliable and we go into an untrusting mode. We no longer know what direction to proceed.
The Tuesday election has put us all in the same place. No matter what side you are on, the results are a foggy mess with no clear clarity. Many are feeling lost and very alone without something to hold onto.
But as I sat watching this single, young swan glide gracefully through the water, with no worries about fog, it occurred to me we can do the same. It slowly moved toward its goal whatever and wherever that may be Wildlife have this internal mechanism and it lets them know what time to get up, when to fly south, when to have babies and what to do to survive this life. I sat admiring the swan’s trust to go forward despite the fog that blocked clear view.
We all have the same internal mechanism to move forward and know that we are safe. Our inner guidance has long been suppressed but it does not mean it isn’t there. We all can tune. Inward and ask for direction and receive answers. We have the ability to create and we have the power to do so. Just look around wherever you are. Many of the things you will see are a product of someone’s idea.
We are in this world together and although maybe we are feeling alone and lost, we are united. There is a connection that goes beyond the politics of the day. I wish for each one of us to feel that connection and allowed it to help us make responsible choices for the betterment of humanity.
And there is the single swan, just gracing the bay with its presence, its beauty. We are each that swan.