their story is a cautionary tale
a monsoon thunderstorm dropping a deluge on the desert
bristling with electricity
most storms move fast
this one crept over whispering,
“Some things you learn best in the calm.
No two storms are the same.
No two skies are either, so watch closely.”
so I let go
and found it all upside down
and suddenly making sense
Have you ever had that sense? That everything is upside and off from the ways in which you thought it should be, and yet – without being able to articulate a damn word of it – you knew it all made sense.
This is the fact of Life.
It all makes sense. Always.
But what throws us around is our ideas of what should be. Our thoughts. Our expectations. Our demands. Swirling and upheaving the whole delicate balance of Nature, of our Nature.
It’s terrifying to let go, to find ourselves “without control”, to consider the idea that Life might carry us away – to what? For how long? And what will that mean? Who will I be? And most damagingly, what will others think?
Our thoughts needs to be turned upside down, shaken up, shaken out.
And if we’re holding so tightly to them, we’ll find ourselves turned upside, shaken up, shaken out right along with them. But that’s only when we’re so damn attached to our thoughts that we can’t tell the difference between them and us.
What happened the last time you let go of the thought being shaken up?
Did you, like most of us searching for it, suddenly find yourself in a state of peace?