Monday, August 9, 2010

Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can
adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean. He is 82 today! Love the sausages!

We think that we can “change the direction of the wind” ….. i.e., control all that goes on around us so we have our way.

Nope. Lesson #1. “The wind blows where it wills.” This is the Mystery, the “given” of Life.

We can ….. and must ….. “adjust”. Life is greater than we are individually. Because we are part of the One. Everything Everyone and Everything does or thinks changes the flow. Human creativity rises to the Majesty of Life. That is our partnership.

That’s Lesson #2.

Will you always reach your “destination”? No. I think Jimmy is being overly optimistic ….. but that’s OK. Human beings are supposed, I think, to “think big”. Supposed to hope greatly and think greatly and expect greatly. That’s our Nature. But we also have to accept that things may not work out in the Great Dance of Life!

C’est la vie. Lesson #3.

So. Test the wind. Adjust your sails. And when you find you’re about to crash on the shoals ….. be ingenious! Life is an endless adventure of flexibility!