AS LONG AS WE DO OUR BEST AT WHAT MATTERS MOST .... THINGS WILL FIND THEIR WAY.
~ A. St.J. 2008
Only we can know what matters most for each of us. One persons journey is not that of another. We may search for commonalities to promote and establish peace, but in the end our journey remains unique and singular.
As we search for what matters most, in order to do our best, moments of opportunity to absorb life disappear.
Children laughing as they finally find the right word in their ever-darkening memory. Children singing, tapping out a swaying beat on a desk,a drum,a friend's shoulder,... allowing inner, innate music to take hold. Children helping children. Growing together.
Adults - searching for more - miss the moments, and only look up as a struggle occurs. Missing the beauty. Missing the wonder. Missing what matters most.
Listen. Look. Be present. Be a present help. Become. Come to be....and sing, beat the drum, dance, move and be moved.
What matters most? Find it for yourself - then do your best at it. The rest will come.
"As long as we do our best at what matters most, things will find their way."
NOTE: Reality of this job at a Special Ed. school for all ages in Jamaica: Teachers miss moments, struggle to calm, to quiet, to stop, to start, to criticize, to faintly praise...so faintly, when there is much to be praised. Missing children growing toward soulful understanding. A deep continuous sense of loss pervades, fueled by the anger of frustration and misunderstanding. The children simply desire to learn, to give joy, to succeed, to be what matters most.