Life usually begins for many of us, bright, sunny and full of the energy of Chineke. Through meditation and consultation with our Chi, we forge a particular process to manage a day full of our goals and dreams, until we bump our head on the edge of that open cupboard! Suddenly, our world is narrowed to the throbbing of our injured head. Our world becomes a painful experience. We notice everything that would not have mattered before the moment of our “Pain.” We bemoan our life and grieve for the good old days because the prism into the wonder of living has been taken over by the ache in our head.
As we wallow in our diminished threshold, we forget that the head is a part of the rest of the body that did not get bumped against the cupboard. We forget that our relatives and people of the world that we now focus a sharp tongue against did not suffer the same fate…that they are just fine. It is likened to viewing the forest through the trees you see before you without turning around to see the meadow laden with flowers.”
“Ahu na anya, ekwere”…seeing is believing. Look beyond the pain of the present…look beyond the framed image of a picture to see the background it sprung from…look beyond the moment to define the unknown. See and feel before you assume and execute a thought contrary to the reality of the thing.
The reality is that we as humans tend to embrace misery which truly reflects a moment of our suffering that engulfs all else. Consequently, we must take care to feel the hurt only where it is centered. While nursing a bump on the body, we must remember that the whole body is not one big bump, that our Chi is not a Holy Bump and that the rest of the world is not a big pile of bumps! Discover the flowers of living in spite of the little bumps!
Ekpere Nke Aru Isi Ike (Prayer for healing)
Thank you for the opportunity to experience your grace called today. Today I move my mind and body as if they are not one…as if each is a separate gift that needs to be nurtured graciously and individually. If I meet anyone whose energy defiles my joy, give me the wisdom to weave out of their way and still see the world as a good place full of good people. Let me be still, to listen, to hear and to know that whatever pain I feel…is localized.
Thank you Chineke
Otito Nile Diri Chineke