So Ummmmm…. how’s it going?
What kind of shock waves have you encountered?
What is taken away now? What security is removed?
A zap jolts you out of your assumptions, and a surprise happenstance or stray conversation sends you in a new direction.
As though from an endless source of wisdom, a thought emerges.
What is it?
Your understanding, your direction, your vision, clearer and clearer?
Gosh I hope so!
~ Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored. Dying . . . or busy with other assignments. Because dying, too, is one of our assignments in life. There as well: “To do what needs doing.” Look inward. Don’t let the true nature of anything elude you.
Only there, delight and stillness . . . when jarred, unavoidably, by circumstances, revert at once to yourself, and don’t lose the rhythm more than you can help. You’ll have a better grasp of the harmony if you keep going back to it.
– Marcus Aurelius
translation by George Long ~