Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Friday, May 7, 2010

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ
all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

Robert Browning, poet, born on this date, 1812

Yes, yes, yes! Oh, I know. I’m becoming a Pollyanna. It’s the true other side of my Cynicism. These days I awake and spend a bit of time fitting myself into the Mystery of Being. I find this easier than more specific “things”. I think about Being. I accept the Given of human Life. Pleasant, not so pleasant. Short, long. Happy, sad. Frail, strong. Accept that we never know what’s coming.

I find enormous Peace in this. So many struggles just ….. fade away. Then the heart and the soul and the senses are set free to wallow in Joy.

Oh, days can be overbearing, tiresome, challenging. But the Norm is heart and soul and senses charmed by Joy.

Global Warming may be screwing things up – but “Spring shall plant and Autumn garner till the end” ….. at least until the end of this “time” as we know it. I believe in new planting and new garnering – always.


1 comment:

joel said...

what lovely prose Brian...and another Gnostic Poet...Burns along with Yeats and Shelly...were all about living in the Eternal Now...(to quote P. Tillich)
in the Light, joel