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A Piece of Peace


The world is a gift. I know that. The light hath shone upon me and I embrace the rays of goodness. Yesterday I was driving, as I do on any other day. And I saw a deer in the road. I stopped and we exchanged looks. Animal magnetism radiating its spiritual presence.

I can't express how that moment happened. It seemed to last for an hour, but, in fact, it was merely a few seconds. But I knew, right then and there, the feeling of the beginning, the great beginning, and the end, all in the same moment. And it was good. It was full.

I drove away with a renewed sense of life. I knew there was purpose to this world like I had never known before. And I knew that it was time to embrace that spirit within me. Within you. Within all life.

I went home and baked two dozen cookies and decided to go out into the neighborhood and visit neighbors I had not talked with in months. It was a great feeling. We caught up on all the meaningful little things. Joe's son is now a junior at Cornell. Sally's garden is turning out wonderful eggplants. Bill's boat is almost ready to go back out on the river and he's taking me along.

It only took a moment of spiritual connection to inspire deeper human connections. It only took a recognition that life is only full when it's full of spirituality.

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alakeshwar (guest)
13 years ago (2010-04-12)
What you say makes sense. I don't know anything about spiritual experiences but what you say has a ring of truth to it. When we are happy we feel a great love towards everyone.
orbgirl (7 posts)
15 years ago (2008-03-31)
One of my favorite movies is Powder. Awesome movie if you have never seen it.
rhodes68 (10 posts)
15 years ago (2008-03-22)
In my culture, the deer(apart from being the emblem of my island) is considered the symbol of spiritual and emotional purity. Although it might have been accidental that it was this particular animal that triggered the change in you, I would like to believe it was much more. And for that, I feel that it wasn't "animal magnetism"; it was in fact, you reflecting on your soul.

Beautiful story Kyda! Thanks for sharing. 😊
btani (1 stories) (2 posts)
15 years ago (2008-02-02)
I believe animals are closer in spirit to us than most people think - I have so much love for animals, and I am trying to be a better caretaker of them. ❤
Flutterofwings (17 stories) (110 posts)
15 years ago (2008-01-31)
I once went hunting at age 14 and came out of the woods to see a big buck run out in front of me he stopped and looked at me with those big dark eyes. I was so close I could of touched him. I was not frighten of him and he was not of me. It seemed like a long time when I looked at him too but I am sure it was not. I knew I would never be able to kill an amimal as gracefull as this deer was to me.
I knew I didn't want no one else to kill him either. So I shot my gun in the air so he would run away. He started to run, then stopped looked back at me like to say THANKS and then he was gone.
So I sorta know what you felt with that deer you seen too. Now I live where the deer come right in my yard and I feed them and they are still as gracefull as the one I seen at age 14.

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