Nearly 3 weeks into our Hawaiian adventure we are starting to make friends, in particular at our campsite. The people we are meeting range from families, to teenage party goers, to homeless, from young old and everything in between.
The connections we have made the most are with 3 homeless gentlemen all in their 50’s. 2 of them whom we see daily are surfers so the topic of swell, winds and surf locations comes up daily.
Sean, a energy worker, lives in his van and works on sustainable living ideas. He’s surfed his whole life but has currently suspended his surfing as he is working on experiencing the creativity, flow and oneness with the moment, that he gets from surfing, into his land living life. He likes to create business by connecting like minded people whom he shares the same passions.
Dick, worked for a large surfing and skating company most of his life but left them many years ago. He tells us tonight while fighting back tears and a swelling throat that he hasn’t had a pay check for 4 and a half years. He doesn’t have a car here so uses his bike to ride everywhere. However he his pursuing his passion and creativity into making skate parks. He had a frustrating day and appreciated an ear to talk to. He created a huge mandala in the sand which illuminated in the full moonlight and often talks about conspiracy theories.
And Fred, an astrologist, whom has been working on and off for ‘awhile’. We had an interesting chat about star signs, rising signs and moons. He fills us in on our astrology while sharing his. He also loves psychic work and tells us about psychics that told him things he’s never told anyone. I’m not sure where he sleeps, maybe on the beach?
While washing the dishes tonight, I thought of all three gentlemen wondering about their happiness and their lives. I pondered for a while and came to the conclusion of:
“Who am I to judge?”
Each man is interesting and passionate and that’s why I like hanging out with them, and that’s all that matters, not their circumstances.
On becoming aware of my judgement on these three gentlemen it made me wonder what gives me the right to judge someone else on their circumstances and happiness? Is it to feed MY ego and make me feel better about MYSELF? Once I became aware that I was judging them it instantly did not matter and disappeared. Interesting.
And now while writing this blog I have another realisation moment about the judgement I place upon myself. If I were to let go of all judgements of myself and others, all that would be left is…LOVE!