Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.

Margaret Mitchell, author of “Gone with the Wind”;
it was published on this date in 1936

Well, I have no idea if Margaret said this personally, or in something she wrote. Anyway: there it is.

My thoughts are succinct. We make up what we expect. It comes from all the nonsense that we are taught – which I think basically tells us that we should think that we are in control, and can manipulate the Universe.

What arrogance.

Life is really in control. Life wants us to cooperate. Life is a grand Mystery that calls to us and offers to teach us how to participate in the Mystery. And what we need to learn is, how to “go with the Tao” – BE a part of what we are a part of, not try to conform It to our expectations. It doesn’t work. And it’s how we create so much grief for ourselves.

Perhaps today we could practice: Give up the pretence of thinking we are Life’s Master. Be a servant, a handmaid to Life.

That’s when we give birth to the Holy.