WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
To me, there is nothing more enjoyable in life than consenting. The vast, miraculous river of Life is constantly carrying me along in its majestic route, and I have the great pleasure, each moment, of acceding to its wishes, whatever they might be. This morning, I awoke from a night of tossing and turning, and it would be easy to be angry about that – to tell the river of Life that it should have flowed more smoothly – but it’s much more gratifying to actually be grateful that I am part of an infinite river that knows precisely where it should go, and can carry me along in a smooth, powerful, and always charming way – if I’m wise enough to yield to the charm. Indeed, an up-and-down night could actually be a pleasant and refreshing way to rest, if I could open my heart and simply go along with its special kind of flow. It might bring me unusual rewards I’d never noticed before, the way a kayaker can spend hours flowing around rocky, tumultuous bends and come suddenly upon a vast sunrise scene of utter peacefulness. I guess I need to give happy permission to my occasional nights of wobbly sleep, for there are surely gifts hidden inside those trembly, unbalanced, river-like hours.
LETTING LIFE LIVE (5/28/18) This might be a day to let life live through you, thanking it and caring for it as it flows in its fulfilling way from distant stars through you to other distant stars. Each moment today, you could, with pleasure, permit the power of life to unfold through you, simply by saying a silent Yes. You could quietly consent to whatever life wants to do, since life knows no limits and will do it anyway, so why not cheerfully wonder what will happen and then happily let it?
And here are a few scenes from our walk this morning in the Coogan nature preserve …