The Mind

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If my mind needs some adjustment a good place to do it is in this Green Supercub

It was a long time ago…it was a short time ago.  The mind can play tricks–it can really twist ones perception of time when allowed to do so.  Either way, I will never forget.  Couldn’t if I wanted to–which I of course don’t.

I look at the plane sitting calmly on the water and the memories come flooding back–it reminds me.

I look at the ocean in all of it’s power and mystery–and it too reminds me.

I smell the sweet scent of the beautiful spruce trees and I’m taken back–it reminds me.

I inhale the salt air feeling it’s pungent odor deep in my body and I’m there again–it reminds me.

Three hours ago, four months ago, a year or more ago…my mind is constantly in turmoil.  Should one let go of those we miss easing the sorrow and hurt…or should we constantly keep their memories alive both in our minds and in our daily tasks?  I’m not sure there is even a “correct” answer to this question.  I mean if one thinks about it, it’s a very personal choice.  I know it’s a decision I struggle with daily–hence the mind clearing exercises I find myself doing–the walks on the beach, the hikes in the woods, the flights over my beautiful state, these exercises are truly my therapy.  I’m not sure of the “right” answer as it seems to change by the minute as of late.  Maybe there is a symbiotic relationship between “letting go” and “holding on”.  I mean maybe symbiosis has to be maintained in order to keep our sanity.

Too deep for my jumbled thoughts this day.  One thing is for sure…the mind is more powerful than my self control in recent times…and being a slave to it I will do whatever it asks…

 

Author: Shawn R Michaud

I've flown airplanes since I was a teenager and retired from the United States Navy after over 24 years of service. Now I fly commercially in addition to flying my Super Cub for fun.

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