It’s been a while since I expressed my gratitude for this blogging experience, to WordPress, which makes it possible, and for the Love that inspires me, for the online friends I’ve made and for you, dear readers, who take time from your busy lives to ride this wave with me. You have felt my inspiration and love for our human race and you have experienced my anxieties and worries for us and our world. If you are a regular reader, you’ve learned about my illness and the tremendous energy-sucking guilt I had stored up. You’ve been with me as I learned how hard it is for myself and my neighbors to be ‘poor’ and to live in a low-income apartment complex–and how I’ve learned to be grateful for what we do have. You may have read about me learning NOT to judge other people, to be asked instead to always choose compassion, which I have been unable to do at all times. (I’m working on it.) During this time I was blessed to connect with fellow sojourners, those of the air, the red-tailed hawks who live in the area. Did you read about the days when I went mind-numbingly blank, caught up in writer’s pride?
The greatest challenge for me has been the daily posting. I laugh now when I think about how naïve I was to make a promise last June to post every day. I wanted every post to be a love letter from God (the Great Mystery, the Universe, Buddha, the Divine Feminine, by whatever name you use), but I was unable to rise to the occasion every day. Some days I am so personally stressed I can’t meditate; on others I am so saddened by the state of our country and world and my faith is so weakened—well, you’ve seen it—only two weeks ago I felt a strong urge to delete the entire blog. Some days I can barely get out of bed and on others I am in such a fog I can’t remember writing the posts, yet here they are, every day since June 14, 2009. Thank goodness for my friends and fellow bloggers who have helped me by guest-posting here, blessing us all with their wisdom by being a part of Notes Along the Path.
On March 14th, it will be nine months! I really can’t believe it—time has flown by. I am happy to have made myself a part of cyberspace. Though nothing lasts forever, I’m glad for my tiny blip on the big radar in the sky.:) It has been quite the growing experience and, if it’s possible, I’ll always have my memories of you and this blogging experience.