The writer’s retreat I am attending has been thrown into adventures galore, as the participants all have challenging experiences getting there. As writers, it is just more stories or grist for our mills.. But as humans
We don’t relish interruption and delays in our human made plans. Fear creeps in, doubt, self-doubt, all kinds of thought creatures try to make their home in us. Martha Beck uses the expression, “I did not see that coming,”
A moment of humility comes to us, and we are forced to navigate with surrender as well as desire for an outcome.
When you suffer sudden loss, or change of any kind, it is human nature to reject reality and want something different. It is hard to look at the ‘what is” and accept that too, as the Divine Plan.
I slept fitfully, not only because of jet lag, but because strangely, the clock did not seem to advance, and everything became slow and deliberate, and I had to look at several devices to prove to myself that the clock was not lying!
I heard the song, as I awoke at 3:30am, Into the Woods, outa the Woods. I considered what that message was about from the Great GCB (great cosmic being). I decided, I would arrive today in Bali, and that I really wanted to see it! I decided to play along with reality and see what I could do about shifting it along the generous lines of Heavenly perfection. Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be, the futures not ours to see, Que sera, sera.
So, when navigating uncertainty and changes, or sudden loss, be kind to oneself, go slowly, make time your ally, and trust that, in truth, we are all just tourists, traveling this Holy pace called Earth, all with temporary visas, of differing supposed lengths. As in the legendary exchange between Eckhart Tolle and the Great Teacher Krishnamurti, “Eckhart, have you discovered my secret?” “I am OK with whatever is.
Wishing you the best of all worlds,
From seoul, to soul,