Seeing the story

Written by on November 6, 2010 in Faith and Spiritual Life, Notes By The Way with 0 Comments

My life is full of rich inputs and possibilities. I have so much to learn. Some days, passing through the streets of Phnom Penh, everything seems so beautiful and wide open.  I’m happy to be here. I want to dive in and explore the depths, but sometimes I get stuck on the surface.

I’m like the the fish in this story:

“Excuse me,” said an ocean fish. “You are older than I, so can you tell me where to find this thing they call the ocean?”

“The ocean,” said the older fish, “is the thing you are in now.”

“Oh, this? But this is water. What I’m seeking is the ocean,” said the disappointed fish as he swam away to search elsewhere.

Some things in life can’t be “solved” by thinking about them; they must be seen.


About the Author

About the Author: Andy Gray is a writer and photographer living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and working with Alongsiders International. You can find him puttering around the streets of Phnom Penh on his Suzuki Viva 125, running stoplights and driving on the wrong side of the road or on the sidewalks like a local. If you see him in a coffee shop, he'll be the one typing and deleting the same line over and over again. .


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