Walden Pond still lies in the midst of the wilderness for all those seeking to be by themselves. Daydreams are welcome. Please leave all dogmas behind and lean into important matters with a heartfelt embrace. Remember that rigidity resists the creative urge of the world to become new. Greet any adventure that makes the distant things become less remote in your sight. You will find any experiment of joy justification enough for your next breath.
Rejoice! Water still drips from rock in the middle of the wilderness. The illusion of dryness will dry up once you learn to see Moses still leading people to the Promised Land. Even you can walk for a long time and keep up with all who seek to reconcile themselves with deliverance from bondage and the way water parts for those who dare to be delivered.
How often do we assume things will take care of themselves only to find what we had been hoping for lying out back in the dumpster? And then a teacher never met before steps through the narrow door of our very lives and introduces herself with intimacies and challenges taking our breath away to some other land. We try to explain the essence turning us into the separate and excluded. We look for the reconciliation including oneness without becoming sameness. We open our mouths to speak in parables finding that once again we can drink abundantly from the deep wilderness.
Continue to look through the Complacency created by Ache-Covering Consumerism and Beyond the Announcements that offer Delights for All Ages while the Big Imperative roots around in commercial Offerings caught between the First Half of Life and the Last Step into the Tomb where all wait in Hope for some Miracle to motivate Modern Man to leave Nothing below and Go willingly into the Wilderness.
I wondered, "Have we ever considered following the Hebrews into the Wilderness?" Not missing a moment, she responded, "Not until we are promised something mesmerizing and unique." I remembered a recent lunch. "Didn't you say those same two words to describe the pizza we shared the other day not long ago?" She replied, "I guess I am on a roll. Though I have been thinking about adding welcoming and wonderful to my descriptive repertoire." I smiled and, with my tongue in my cheek, said, "That would be a wonderful and welcome change." Pretending to be upset, she replied, "Go ahead and try to bear my burden. You will find that a new creation truly is everything." Smiling, she added, "And more."