I don’t know about you, but I sometimes experience things as inconveniences or interruptions. When I do, they are problematic. But if we take a closer look, how can anything interrupt life? The only thing that interrupts life is arguing with what is.
Sometimes we lives as though there is a way things should unfold, that certain things should happen and other things shouldn’t. Our spouses should be faithful. Loved ones should not get cancer. When we look more closely, though, we see that doesn’t make any sense at all.
At the end of my August 3rd video, Nothing Is Expected, I said that I was grateful for my experience. A reader wrote and asked how that could be true, given how painful it had been. This is my response. I welcome your questions and comments!
I recently reread Viktor Frankl’s classic Man’s Search for Meaning. I was struck by the difference between getting preoccupied with the idea of a meaningful life and being engaged moment to moment in making life meaningful.
What does it mean to get decisions right? What is our responsibility when it comes to making the best decisions we can? And who’s in charge anyway? A meditation on our shared human dilemma and a tiny perspective on choosing mastectomy. Yikes!
Wisdom is not something external to you. It is part of the fabric of your being. Inspired by a conversation with Steve Adair and Tony Fielder during the Wholeness Hangout on June 12, 2015. Click here to watch the replay of Guided by the Feeling of Wisdom.