Reflections – The turning wheel

This turning wheel was probably installed to entertain seafront visitors. Round and round we go, taking in the moments and witnessing a variety of features as each catches the eye. It seems so similar to the way life places learning in front of us until the lesson is learnt.

As the American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön put it: “Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”

Sometimes smoothly, on occasions briskly and possibly even to our minds harshly, we encounter lessons as the proverbial wheel turns. Round and round we go, taking in sights and experiences. Whether we are searching actively or accepting passively, life spreads out before us.

The structure of the turning wheel, consisting of a large number of different yet interlocking pieces, could be said to mirror the variety of people who form our circle of friends, acquaintances and, to borrow from business, stakeholders. Each, in his or her own way, undoubtedly adds to the experience of life.

So round and round we go; images fade and darkness descends as the wheel turns before hidden sights come into view once more. With focused attention this time around we might see meaning and significance in the sights surrounding us. Or possibly we will need to wait until the turning wheel turns again.

Thanks for connecting here today. If you’d like to contact me, I can be reached by e-mail, through my website, blog or via Twitter.

Kindest regards to you.



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