AMS – Day 5 – Walking around town in search of sunrise

So we just hold on fast
Acknowledge the past 
as lessons exquisitely crafted
painstakingly drafted
to carve as instruments that play the music of life

for we don't realize
our faith in the prize
unless it's been somehow elusive 
How simply we choose it
the sacred simplicity 
of you at my side

vienna teng -- Eric's song

my legs are sore, twisted my ankle and scrapped my knee. But it was one of the best days in a long time 🙂

It was a day of exploration and a day of discovery. I made it to the Apple Store and then walked around different places. I didn't have a plan so the walk was unconstrained by time and expectations. I went from almost breaking my neck to museums to homeless world soccer cup.

I've seen this before. Never thought I'd see it here

I've seen this before. Never thought I'd see it here

The more I walked the more I wanted to stay. The more I walked and saw the builldings around me the more I wanted to stay and explore further. I may still do it... my body is back in the US but my mind and my spirit are still wishing they could have stayed.

The reflections and meditations will continue for a few more weeks. It's impossible not to.  But even if it was, the perspective I've gained from my week in Amsterdam is priceless and I wouldn't change it for the world.

Did you know that when rowers stop rowing they put the paddles on their laps? I didn't

Did you know that when rowers stop rowing they put the paddles on their laps? I didn't

Everywhere I looked was new. Everywhere I went it was the first time (even in places I visited more than once.) Everyone I met was a stranger I met for the first time...

Love the architecture. Wouldn't mind living here :-)

Love the architecture. Wouldn't mind living here 🙂