Glenn Charles

Adventurer | Photographer | Connector

Today I am a Time Traveler with a Camera... Tomorrow, who knows

What its all about

Throughout my travels I have lots of time to contemplate many things, the meaning of life, what to eat, where to sleep, and what it is all about.  The last one is a biggy, occupying a large portion of my time.  There are points on the road, where even I begin to have some creepings of doubts, some cracks in my armor and yet  something or someone appears, squelching any doubts I might have, setting me back on course.

You see, the answer to that question is all about Peace, Love, and Compassion.  That is it, that is what it is all about.  With those three things, we can change not only our world but those of every person, every living thing that we come in contact with.  Over the last two days I had a number of amazing acts of kindness bestowed upon me, and they all came at a time when I felt in need, a time when I was feeling so very vulnerable.

It did not matter what my fears were about, although some were as simple as food and others as complex as money, they were still real, and they were creeping into my soul.  I recognize when this is happening and often liken the process of dealing with them to savoring a fine wine.  Just let it come in, savor it, and then let it go forth.  You can't fight your fears, but you can accept their presence and remind yourself that they are manifested from the ego and not from a life lived in Spirit.  I know this, I believe this, but sometimes, well, sometimes the doubt creeps in.

In my entire time of travelling, never, not once, have these fears gone un-answered.  It is as if Spirit is there guiding me, reminding me that doubt is allowed, but must quickly be passed over.  It starts with the gift of a cold beverage, or a stack of pancakes.  Sometimes a gift of coffee, or maybe $5, not much, but wow, that buys peanut butter and tortillas, enough to feed me for a couple of days.  Sometimes it is more, but never is it less, never is the doubt left un-answered.

I tell you this because we as a society have become numb to what is out there, to the kindness and compassion that is our nature.  People write about it and songs are sung about it, but still, for most, we walk through our daily lives and don't live it.  I am living proof that it is there and it is alive and that our actions can make a huge difference in those around us.  I challenge you to make a difference in the lives of those you come in contact, especially those in need.  It does not need to be much, for those that have very little, any gift is treasured.

Peace -