Feeling the Oneness

I was blessed this evening to truly feel the oneness with everyone and everything. At a time when we are preparing for one of our sons to leave for a year in Australia, I felt such an incredible bonding amongst us.

We went out together as a family to an Indian restaurant in our city, one which my son had been to before and wanted to visit with us all before he left. We ordered many dishes which we shared together and passed around. We delighted in all the different tastes and enjoyed inviting each other to try out the various delicacies on our plates.

It was such a time of cameraderie. The wine was delicious, the skillful blend of spices in the food just perfect and we laughed together having fun.

We are home now. Here I am looking back fondly on the evening and writing this post with my lovely cat curled up in my lap, enjoying being cuddled. The 3 boys are upstairs gaming together on perhaps their last evening together for a long time.

There is a wonderful air of harmony in the house. A great stillness and acceptance of what is. I feel at peace. It’s beautifully liberating to be able to enjoy each moment for what it is without feeling the need to hold onto it.

Life is transient. Breathing in and breathing out again, releasing in gratitude. Only love is eternal.

Feeling the Oneness.

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10 Responses to Feeling the Oneness

  1. Judy Szabo says:

    Yes, only love is eternal, regardless of geography xx

  2. Lisa Valero says:

    What a wonderful celebration of family!
    I can also feel the peace. Being able to have such fun together, to share the camaraderie, the laughter and the love is a gift! That oneness is what your son will take with him on his adventure and it will serve him well throughout the year.
    Delight in the joy of having such a moment and that happiness fills you as long as you allow it to.
    Beautiful post Fiona!

  3. What a lovely evening for you and your family, Fiona. I can feel the stillness and peace. The choice of an Indian restaurant sounds perfect, because I find such comfort in the aromas of Indian spices, and the food creates a delightful warmth. Sounds like you were very warm, inside and out, in body and spirit.

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    “My cat owns me, my clutter stymies me, my writing frees me. Word maven loves—and learns from—ordinary life.”

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thanks Judy. Touching the warmth, the love, the peace. That’s what being alive is about for me. x

  4. Hi Fiona – your words are so soft spoken and beautiful. I find it very difficult to think about what it will be like when my son is older and on his own, he’s just six. But right know, my little guy is getting ready for a book and bedtime…that keep it in the moment, right where it’s suppose to be.

    Thank you for sharing your story – Kim

    • Fiona Stolze says:

      Thank you so much for your comment Kim. It’s lovely to hear that you are staying completely present with your son. It’s all there is, after all. Enjoy your life and the love. x

  5. Ni Ini says:

    Fiona, I know how you feel! Guess, we all have our own Autralian story.
    You know mine…
    Warm hug!!!

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