December 2, 2021

Bliss in a life of impermanence

Bliss in a life of impermanence

The allure of music, art, nature, and sports lies in their ability to evoke unique emotions within us, with meanings that shift and evolve over time. Sometimes, it's not just one solitary experience that triggers a feeling; rather, it's the combination of a few elements that can transport us to a state of transcendence—a place of perfect harmony where time seems to stand still, and clarity washes over us. In these moments, we become acutely aware of our existence—mind, body, and spirit aligned, pulsating with life.

Life itself is akin to a piece of art, interpreted differently by each person and subject to change as we journey through it. Our encounters with the world—people, nature, art—continuously shape our perceptions, refining the meaning we attach to our existence. Recently, my first diving experience unearthed a deeply personal and spiritual connection unlike any other adventure I've embarked upon. The anticipation preceding the dive held a particular, electrifying uncertainty, adding to the richness of the experience.

However, life's unpredictability isn't confined to moments of thrill; personal losses, too, have reshaped my perspective. While they've been profound in their impact, they've also acted as catalysts for seeking broader viewpoints. This blend of encounters, both joyful and painful, has taught me to embrace the various energies that surround us, often revealing themselves in diverse yet familiar forms.

During that dive, a serene yet intense sensation enveloped me—an exquisite blend of heightened senses and tranquil clarity. In this meditative state, thoughts faded, leaving only an intense appreciation for the moment. It wasn’t merely an external adventure; it was an inward journey, too. Amidst this heightened awareness, I sensed a palpable energy or presence—an echo of my mother, though physically absent, yet undeniably felt. Relationships evolve, transform, and even transcend life and death. This dive was one of those junctures that deepened our connection in a novel way.

Art, music, and nature offer similar fleeting experiences—moments where existence feels vibrant and palpable. Being human is an intricate journey, filled with challenges and uncertainties. Yet, amidst these complexities, there are instances, like the one I experienced, that infuse life with vividness and beauty. Combined with the people we encounter, life becomes a tapestry of shared moments, making it all the more precious.

Diving, for me, embodies this magic—it's a doorway to uncharted depths, not only in the physical realm but also in the spiritual and emotional dimensions. It's a reminder that within the seemingly simple lies a universe waiting to be discovered and understood in myriad ways.