Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
Tucked away in the crevices of the Mountains of Northern NM, under the canopy of the Milky Way Galaxy, a delightful lake fed by a small creek and surrounded by high cliffs awaits the lucky visitor. At night, the sound of the running brook is broken only by an occasional coo of an owl, the jump of a trout, or the rustling of a marmot. Even the wind seldom visits the deep canyon, in fear of disturbing its tranquility. Its name I will not reveal, as it may spoil it's magic by an influx of people. Such places, however, abound in this blessed world of ours.
I've been to many, walking a thousand beaches, canyons, lakes and mountains. The beauty of a fjord, for example, whether in Norway, Canada or Chile, is breathtaking and inspirational. It shows the creator's design of all good things around us. A migrating eagle, crane, starling, or butterfly flying over them, won't - even for an instant - think of claiming them or declaring ownership over them. Rather, they just appreciate the blessing of the nature beneath them. It is only man who feels compelled to take ownership of all he sees. Has it not been for this desire to possess, mankind too would be freer.
Still it is a wonderful world, even in this turbulent era of changes. Lets hope and pray that it's magic is not lost and that our children will be able to dream of a future full of opportunities awaiting them. Possibilities of becoming a scientist, artist, explorer or a craftsman. Imagine all the Beethovens, Pasteurs, Galileos, Michael Angelos and the like who are waiting to start and get discovered, and how they would add to the richness of us all. As we say goodbye to a chaotic year, lets work to make the new one, a happy, thriving and healthy time for all humanity.