Today is 18 August 2015.
I smile as I sit in the cool California morning air and watch the geese flying in their V formations. The ritual of migration is happening. I wonder why, when we are having the hottest days here, the geese are already migrating for the winter.
Is it because they know how long the journey toward their destination will take, so they’re starting early? Maybe there is a switch programmed somewhere within their DNA that gets flipped and they just instinctually move. I’m sure the scientists have all the answers, but no one questions the idea that the geese move, it’s just accepted as biology and it’s beautifully organized.
This got me thinking about how people move into new phases of life.
We plan and calculate, gathering our energies for the next big step in life, but for us, we may not know why we do what we do.
We just move.
It’s like being on an invisible conveyor belt that pulls us here and there. Our decisions are not accepted as biology. We get questioned to death on the how, what, when, where, why, who, and the hypothetical – what if. These are the messy interrogatives that we try to justify and if we can’t explain it in some type of communication: writing, speaking, hieroglyphics, smoke signals, or morse code we are called lofty, crazy, flighty, a dreamer, or worse…unhappy or ungrateful for what we already have.
Nevertheless, we follow our intuition and doors either open or close as we peruse through the serious, yet whimsical areas of gray.
Why we do what we do without knowing all the answers…why the geese migrate south when it’s still warm… may simply be an earthly progression of cycles: the cycles of life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.
An evolution of the spirit and the one life we have been given. An evolution that even Darwin could support.
(The Original…Fear the Beard…San Francisco you know what I’m talking about!)