September 5, 2016
So this was some awesome drumming at the Renaissance Festival today.
The beating of the drums was powerful and in a sense mesmerizing.
It moved the people to sway, to dance, and to feel the power of the moment.
In life, as they say, we all sort of move to a different beat--our own beat!
Recently, I had the experience to meet someone who was a truly wonderful person, but who came from a very different geographical, religious, and cultural background.
There just seemed to be so many misunderstandings as a result, and it wasn't because anyone was being hurtful or a bad person.
Rather, we were dealing with good people, who just had very different expectations of each other and of life.
The beat was there--like a heartbeat, but the beat wasn't in sync, so in the end, everyone decided it best to go their own way in blessing, and find the life that would met their needs and where the beat was going to be in tune for them.
In a sense, while we are all the same, yet we are all subtly different whether by nature and/or nurture, we come to situations and to each other with different viewpoints, distinct needs, as well as specific ways to satisfy them and grow us.
Good and bad is beyond the point.
Two hearts beat as one and that is a miracle when it happens.
At other times, two hearts beat each other in their differences and maybe in exasperation and finally in sorrow.
The beats are strong and we search for the beats that uplift us, mesh with us, and make us better when we're together. ;-)
(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)