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.
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.