Monday, February 9, 2009
Taking a step into the darkness
From Sark - Wild Succulent Woman
Looking at the quote from Patrick Overton...." When you get to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, believe that one of two things will happen to you : either there will be something solid for you to stand on, or, you will be taught how to fly." Patrick Overton
We can keep our car tuned, wear our seat belt, take the safest route, drive speed limit, and look both ways - but if the car in front of us suddenly stops, or a truck slips into our lane, or some other unseen event occurs we are still going to get into an accident. We can not control all aspects. We have free will, yet all things lead to an end point in our life, where we are suppose to be - not where we THINK we are suppose to be.
We don't get that job we think we are suppose to get, we can't have a baby when WE think we are ready, we get stopped at a traffic light when we are in a hurry, our plans get canceled, we are ahead of schedule - or not, it could be just the opposite of all of these. Every event in our life effects something else (all be it so tiny sometimes), we are like a rock being thrown into a pond - our life sends out ripples and we have no idea (usually) how those ripples will effect other people or events. We get stuck at the light and miss a car accident that would have happened. We get sick and teach people along the way about perseverance and hope or, possibly, death. We don't get the job and some other opportunity comes along we would have not been looking for otherwise, etc....
Control is not as much ours as we (Americans especially) like to think. Please, sit back and think of the bigger picture. Step outside of yourself and consider how your life is effecting all other things. We like to think our life is ours (we live in our own tiny bubble) and that we don't effect the person next to us with our bad mood when in reality we then send them off in a bad mood, which in turn leads them to _________.
Even with free will, I believe there is a greater plan for all of us. One that (controversially) I think is laid out for us ahead of time. Each step and action is there for reason - a plan we don't understand until later... maybe never.
P.s. If you don't believe me ask those handful of people that for one reason or another didn't/ couldn't make it into work the day the towers were hit on 9/11....