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Plugging In to the Source

Monday, June 28, 2010

I talked with Pops last night on the phone.

And, wow… I really needed that.

Life here in NYC can be crazy at times.

Who am I kidding–it’s crazy MOST of the time! When I wake up in the morning, the city’s pulse is strong enough to have me outta bed, out on the sidewalk and caught up in the whole NYC momentum. It’s easy for me to lose my focus.

And when I feel like that, I know I need to PLUG INTO THE SOURCE.

  • I need to hear Pops’ voice.
  • I need to stop speaking English and make an attempt to communicate in Hawaiian.
  • I need to hear about life on Molokai.
  • I need to hear about how things are going for everyone down in the Valley.
  • I need to hear how the river and waterfalls are flowing.
  • I need to hear about how the kalo (taro) is growing.
  • And sometimes I need to be reminded of what the heck I’m supposed to be doing with my life!

It’s not like I need an answer to a specific question. (Although sometimes I come prepared with a list of things I’m curious about. I guess that all depends on how long it’s been since our last phone conversation…)

I just need to RECHARGE my personal battery.

I should also point out: there aren’t many days you can catch him on the phone anymore! Now that they live in Hālawa Valley–with fewer trips to town–and that means NO TELEPHONE! Factor in the 6 hour time difference (at least at this time of year) and you can see how these times become more and more precious.

Last night, we talked. We laughed. My “city life” connected with my “island life.”

And for 20 minutes, I PLUGGED IN.

That ought to last me for a little while.

How do YOU plug in to YOUR source? I’d love to hear from you!

2 Responses to “Plugging In to the Source”

  1. NoHo says:

    Hey, switch your banner to summer already.

    Yesterday I spent hours creating a tiny bonsai pine tree in my peace garden. Constantly asking the question – this or this. Shading each teeny branch to get the visual of “with” or “without”. In the end some mistakes were made. Much was learned. But most importantly (to use your phrase) I plugged in. Ahhhh.

    Come soon my friend.
    Peace, noho

  2. June Kaililani Tanoue says:

    I plug into my SOURCE through silent meditation retreats…that’s served me well, here and when I lived in Hawaii. Had a 3 day silent retreat this past weekend and I’m on a groove now…in touch with the authentic me. warts and all…all accepted and respected for what they are.