WICKIUP RESERVOIR, OR—He was an old man, a veteran of a war mostly forgotten by the masses, and he approached the van with trepidation. Trepidation which arose from concern, and concern which arose from fear.
And the fear—as most fears do—arose from his mind.
While the van is practically invisible in an urban environment, in the woods, it looks out of place—and when things look out of place, minds often assume the worst. It would help if I set up a tent or an awning or a ground mat—some sign of a typical camp—but I like the simple life and tents and awnings and ground mats weigh heavy on my being… so I don’t set them up and the van sits in the woods mysteriously out of place.
When the old man—a man who still largely lived in a war long lost—when this combat veteran saw me through the window, sitting in my easy chair, the trepidation fell from his face and his shoulders visibly relaxed.
As I stepped out of the van to meet him, I felt the Love and Light spontaneously shine forth and I smiled and said, “Hi.”
Within five seconds he was comfortable.
Within five minutes he spoke as if we were the best of friends.
Everyday you have the opportunity to meet a stranger.
Everyday you have the opportunity to practice living from the Heart instead of the Head.
What will you reveal when you meet your mysterious stranger today? What will you show them?
Will you act from your head and reveal the fears that reside there?
Or will you open your heart and reveal the Love that exists within us all?