Revealed - Jeff M..
The ash represents the physical aspect of my being. The gold within, the light, is my spirit. My life, as I know it, is the tapestry whose weave is influenced by these two forces.
My body enables me to experience and to be in relation to others. This life of mine, and all that comes with it, is my birthright - all the joy, pain, desire, sadness, hope, fears and uncertainty. It's a package deal. It is my spirit who gives this experience meaning and expands me.
There is awesome power in relationship. I believe the soul grows and thrives on that. My box holds a photo of my daughter Mira and her birth mother, Mijired. This woman who lives half a world away - a woman I've never met - changed our lives forever. Her choices left an indelible impression on my soul. How will I leave my mark on this Earth? In whom?
My challenge in this life is to be mindful of what really matters. Can I let go of my need for security, for ambition, the desire to control outcomes and minimize risk?
After I draw my last breath and my soul is free again, what will I take with me and hold dear as my body melts away to dust?