I have been going for walks for months, perhaps years now. I consider it as one of the best time of day when I am alone with my music and the breeze. A few days back , I became aware of something new which has decided to become an integral part of my walking routine – The Moon. I don’t remember when it happened, but I noticed it day before yesterday, just a day before the full moon night. It shined so bright, in the deep, cloudless night, as if, calling out to me. Since then, it has been there each night, looking at me, shining at me and telling me it’s there.
I realized today that I was getting used to looking up to it and talking to it. I chided myself for thinking I could trust the moon to be a friend. After all, it will be gone in some days. Either the clouds or the sun will take it away and I will be alone again. When the moon heard my thought, it burst out laughing!
It said “O Dear, how can you think I will be gone. I was always here and will always be. It is you, who was discovered my presence now. You might again forget me or chose not to believe in me, but I will always still be here. The clouds and the sun might hide me, but it doesn’t mean I am not there. “
This made me think something much deeper – I wonder how many blessings of life I have missed to see around me till now. How many more I am yet to discover. I am sure, they are all around me, have always been, but I in my ignorance, anxiety and rush of life, I have failed to meet them. I thank the Moon for teaching me this important lesson.
Another important lesson that the moon taught today – It is not always important to see something to believe in it. Sometimes, just knowing it is there is enough.