Have you noticed, Kiran, how moving towards a great dream summons from life’s jungles the fiercest lions, the scariest tigers, and the grizzliest bears… who eventually turn out to be the noblest teachers, the bravest guides, and the dearest friends?
You’re on your way,
Hmmmm… How the universe speaks.. is uncanny. Mike Dooley’s ‘Notes from the Universe’ are my absolute favorite as a daily gentle wake up call. Like this one. Reminder of the incredible beauty of the grand design. Thanks, Deepti for pointing me to this one!
One thing is certain- perhaps 😉 ..
As of now at least it seems pretty certain.. that my life is about navigating paradoxes, contradictions, ironies, oxymorons.. what have you! Essentially about learning and teaching the science and art of balancing, centering… also known as being in the Now.
As soon as I get an insight about how.. all it often requires is ‘a gentle nudge’ to shift from the drift- to heal, to wake up – and a poem happens ..
The universe delivers a tsunami .. humbling me.. bringing me to my knees..
Revealing to me deeper layers of reality… how, for example.. a gentle nudge for one may land as a tsunami to another.
Not long after I put my first ever blog post.. on ‘Slowing down to speed up’, I am shown how I need to slow down. Reminding me yet again.. that .. I and perhaps all of us .. end up teaching what we most need to learn.
A precious lesson captured beautifully by my dear friend, Nithya Shanti in his recent facebook status: My teacher Ajahn Chah said that contrary to what people believe, the more one ripens in wisdom, the more uncertain things become. He would often say, “Mai nae” – not sure, not a sure thing! Any sentence spoken without regard to uncertainity (e.g. “see you tomorrow!”) he considered not a wise statement
And without a shade of doubt, what appears to be a painful tsunami is accompanied by profoundly loving waves of love and healing. I am reminded of a dear friend, Nilima’s skype status which is something like.. ‘The will of god will never take you to a place where the grace of God doesn’t cradle you’
And I was cradled – and how- yesterday, day before .. and come to think of it- each day!