Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Chipmunks Awake!

Chipmunks have awoken from their long winter's nap. They don't hibernate; they are dormant, asleep in their dens. As such, they are at the mercy of any burrowing predator. But one (so far) has survived the frozen earth and is running around searching for food.

When we wake up enough to realize we've been sort of sleepwalking through our lives, where do we go for sustenance?

A spiritual path, of whatever stripe, answers the deeper calling within, which has been buried by career, marriage, children, and all sorts of other distractions. What about your hunger? The one you can't quite name. The one you can't quite put your finger on.

Come home. Come home to the here and the now.

1 comment:

  1. This really struck a chord with me. I have experienced a kind of awakening over the last 12 months. An awareness of social justice issues and the deeper calling within that you describe. What I'm coming to understand is that it's not an awakening at all, but a coming home to my true nature.