I am still wondering how I landed in Maui, Paradise Island. Among many adventures I was on a tour bus to Hana. They say that the road has about six hundred curves and sixty bridges. We were told at the onset that this trip was all about the journey not the destination. One of our stops was at a waterfall and some of the group got out to swim in the big waterfall; I was alone at the lower, smaller waterfall. I waded knee deep through the freezing water. I sat on the rock to dry my legs and enjoy the revitalizing experience when a young woman came to the waterfall. She asked me if the water was cold; I said it was freezing but very refreshing.
She came out of the water after a very invigorating swim and playfully splashed some cold water on me. We then stood and talked for a bit. She said that she had attended a course in Taoism in San Francisco and was into yoga. I realized that this woman was on a spiritual quest. I mentioned one of my father’s wisdom sayings, “Enough is Abundance,” when she became very still and reverently repeated a few times, “Enough is Abundance.” She was deeply moved and I was touched. She said she felt like she was Siddartha who had just found the Buddha. We said goodbye and she pointed to the camper she had rented and was driving without any particular destination. Yes, she was on a spiritual quest.
Within an hour I had forgotten what this woman looked like but I had captured a slice of life; that moment in time is now frozen forever. As I continued on the tour bus I was in a daze; I wasn’t sure if this person was real or had come to visit me from the Spirit world. Later I began to recall the amazing sunsets, the full moon and its reflection on the ocean and so many other moments I may not remember after some time but the effect still lingers in me.