Tuesday, April 6, 2010
ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME
Isn't it about time someone saves your life?
People come into our lives for a season and for a reason. Sometimes they creep in slowly barely noticed, and then sometimes they come in on the wings of eagles, announcing their arrival with great fanfare. Most of the time, if we are so inclined to analyze it, they are here for a purpose. The purpose most likely will not be realized immediately and perhaps not for a very long while. But I can pretty much guarantee you that they are here to teach us something and just as likely, to teach themselves something as well.
I thought about this a great deal yesterday and didn't have an answer. Today I still don't. In my quest for answers, I never moved beyond a whisper and a smile.
We have agendas. We know what we think we need, where we are going, and then something or someone enters our lives, and not so surprisingly, we get off kilter. What was important suddenly isn't. What was vital can wait. What can't wait does anyway.
Cherie Carter Scott, hits the nail on the head, "All the answers you are looking for are already within your grasp; all you need to do is look inside, listen, and trust yourself. There is no outside source of wisdom that can give you the answers to any of our innermost questions; you alone are your wisest teacher. Deep inside, you already know all you need to know."
I have a dear friend that I feel knows my heart. When I am muddled and confused and have no answers, I always tell her 'I know eggs!" Eggs are simple, uncomplicated, and you can understand them. They don't burden us with mysteries, questions or intrigue.
But consider for a moment that maybe all of the fun is found in the unknown, in the not knowing, or not having to know all of the answers. Maybe this is where we find life and where we are supposed to be.
"Our lives are like an exploding sky rocket - the kind you might use in a 4th of July nighttime fireworks display. Inside the rocket are elements that burst into brilliant, cascading colors, illumninating the darkness, attracting the 'oohs' and 'ahs' of people. Like the rocket, you have something inside you, that's there to get out, to explode."
Cy Eberhart, American Clergyman
I guess when it comes down to it, if we go with what makes us 'tick' we'll be okay. We have all had moments when we feel wordlessly connected to something or someone, with no real explanation. Sometimes that connection can be found in a sunset, the moon, the caress of a breeze, the eyes of someone you love. It is then that we inexplicably know we are exactly where we are supposed to be and that in this place and time life is complete.
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
Crowfoot, Canadian Indian
I guess what I am saying is that when we are given a gift, it is our obligation to open it, cherish it, and hold it closely for as long as it is ours. These beautiful moments can be missed, if we don't pay attention. They give us a chance to look at the stars and decide, deep down inside, that it is just about time someone saves our lives.
"I've read the last page of the Bible. It's going to turn out all right."
"Each person on this planet is inherently, intrinsically capable of attaining "dizzying heights" of happiness and fullfillment."
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