Here is a touch of my wisdom... to make a difference in the tapestry of life.
Special Recollections of My Children's Alma Mater
I was present with my children when Hawken School celebrated its 75th founding anniversary! Unforgettable memories flow through my mind colored with precious moments in time! Parents, friends, well wishers, patrons, and cherished alumni at the time, gathered to celebrate the school's rich history of dedicated service to mankind.
Today, 100 years have come to pass laced with mixed memories to ponder, alas! Life is a reservoir of vitality in continuum - strewn with filaments of human joys and rejoices, trials and tribulations, sorrows and lamentations; this is the stark reality of life-experience!
In viewing LIFE from a loftier vantage point, impermanence, insubstantiality, and impersonality is the intrinsic nature of 'being', slipping into incessant ‘becoming’. As such, our existence 'just here' and 'just now' must be looked upon with deep reverence and great compassion to ALL - criss-crossing and overlapping.
Let us keep in mind, life's continuity is a conditioned exercise contingent upon choices made in body, speech, and mind. Outlook and attitude, indeed, are the key elements that define the future of hopes and dreams!
Our experiences as synthesized realities, to summarize, are the reasons to reflect, introspect, insightfully investigate, and to contemplate, for TRUTH alone is immutable and invincible, just to be forthright! That being the case, peace and healing arises from the core of our hearts when we realize 'form is in transience, transience is in form! So we may surf the waves of uncertainty and unpredictability, cherishing the shared breath of life with time and place appropriate human conduct – in mindfulness, at all times.
To all of us who hold every life lost, so dear, may we live to revere the unparalleled contributions made by those who lived their purpose through one stage, on Earth, and transited to another phase in eternity! Together, may we offer our kind thoughts, words and deeds to those who must endure all things - the way they are - so they may get through difficult times, paying heed.
Our dear Hawken community, not forgetting the community at large, may you be bestowed with peaceful tidings!
May you grow with inner beauty and strength to withstand the challenges of unfolding time!
May your success and resilience emerge from within - braced upon the wisdom of awareness that surpasses the intellect - in our relative mind-scheme.
May we all unite, but not divide, to achieve the ultimate potential of humankind.
PEACE to ALL!
Let me walk you along the path of peace and grace. Humanity cries out loud for help.