- That was a very nice thread. Thanks Dan, SaraAnne.
Do you ever come to the point of "what do we do now" and then put
faith in the process? On the one hand, it seems sensible: every moment
is new and we really shouldn't try to fit in in the boxes of our
stereotypes and fastfood understanding. But on the other hand, it
seems that that is the nature of being human: we exist to exist, we
live to survive--and one way of doing that is to don our best hat
(experience, such as it is) and run with it.
The one is pure, the other is somewhat muddled and dirty; one allows
you to live for the moment while the other just lets you get by.
I am curious: how often do members find themselves "surrendering" to
the cosmos, i.e. life forces around them, versus how often do you find
yourself controlling your life, making a plan and sticking to it?
The story of my life so far is a fugue with one theme being trusting
intuition and the other theme being reasoned control.
Perhaps not so much a question as an idea to ponder. But thoughts
- --- In email@example.com, "Chris Graves" <groups@...> wrote:
>New guy here, just lurking mainly for now, but wanted to throw in my two cents on Chris'
> I am curious: how often do members find themselves "surrendering" to
> the cosmos, i.e. life forces around them, versus how often do you find
> yourself controlling your life, making a plan and sticking to it?
> The story of my life so far is a fugue with one theme being trusting
> intuition and the other theme being reasoned control.
> Perhaps not so much a question as an idea to ponder. But thoughts
> welcomed nevertheless.
For me, it's like surfing (no I don't surf, crummy swimmer, but bear with me)...different
waves and different wave sets come in. You gotta evaluate which one to take. Sometimes
you are surprised or misjudge and wipe out...hopefully you survive. But you catch the right
one, and if you have the right skill (combination of natural ability and hard preparatory
work), ... the ride can be amazing. That is a metaphor for how I experience serendipity,
surrender, planning, and sticking to it.
- As an astrologer, I've noticed that there are some folks whose charts
are so accurate that I've always challenged them to take more
responsibility and to take charge of their lives for themselves ... and
the person is always shocked by this ... and recognizes that they've
been extremely passive in their life approach.
IN HOC MODO, MILLIS FRANGITVR!