The Bus Stop of Life – Part 1

I started writing a series of short pieces on the “The Bus Stop of Life” at the beginning of the year. They are contemplations on the in-between state of being, neither here nor there. Life is a journey, and on this journey, we often find ourselves in a place of waiting. Waiting for… In this in-between state, the magic of wisdom dawns, an opening for enlightenment, if we pay attention. This is part 1 of 7.

“Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love” Rumi


In my reverie I find myself at a bus stop – waiting. It is not easy being patient. My mind is restless, my gaze impatient, my equanimity affected. I don’t want to succumb to the pull of inertia, yet here I am, unsure of myself.


I have been dwelling on my mistakes and failures. I recognise that I perceive my mistakes as failed expectations – if i let go of the expectations then the mistakes cease to exist. Failure has a lot to do with desires, expectations and attachments.

What if failure is simply not learning from what happened. Once you learn from the past – accept that it happened, evaluate your choices, embrace the consequences, let it go, you are no longer trapped by the past. No longer trapped in failure.

Memories from before the mind

Exhaling, letting go of every thought that arises, memories surface from before the mind, flashes beyond time. The space around me fills with peace. Going nowhere, doing nothing, being no one, flowing into now, the silence permeates me, the peace surrounds me, I am bliss… waiting for the bus that has already come.

That is all for this month, Love and Joy, ranjana

Ranjana Appoo is a dynamic author and co-creator of LiberatingTouch, known for her joyful approach to life and passion for truth. Alongside her partner, Eddie Appoo, she has co-authored the book “Detachment – The Secret to Infinite Peace”. With a vibrant spirit and a commitment to Love, Ranjana continues to inspire others to embark on the paths of Self-Realisation through her writings, teachings, and compassionate presence.

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