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Your life is in your hands.

March 29, 2015

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YOU have an amazing life. Open your eyes, and see what you’ve created. Even if what you’ve created, at the moment, is a pile of trouble—it’s your pile, it’s your trouble. Behold an opportunity for learning! After all, you wouldn’t have gone through all that trouble, if not for a noble cause: the unfolding of an amazing life.

I’m not talking about all that new-age mambo-jombo that says that we control everything. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes we just get sick. Shit happens. It’s what you do with your shit that counts.

It may take making some changes, but when you can feel wonder and awe, in spite of your troubles—and feel love for yourself and others and for your Maker, that’s cause for celebration.

Destination? Or journey? Which will you embrace? Personally, I’ve learned that, if in each moment I remember that I’ve already arrived, then I see there’s no place else for me to go. My life will unfold perfectly of its own accord.

So, don’t go chasing rainbows. The pot of gold will always allude you, unless you know that it is already in your hands.

Speaking of rainbows, wasn’t it Dorothy who said, ”I realize that I needn’t look any further than my own back yard, because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”

It took me years to understand what that meant, and at times, it still escapes me. (The simplest things in life are always the most profound.) But I believe it means the following: if you don’t know what you have, how can you possibly know when you’ve lost it. Perhaps, it also means this. If you don’t know what you have, you’ll never really know what you are looking for.Tweet This


6 Responses to “Your life is in your hands.”

  1. What an introspective article Gail. As you say, “The pot of gold will always allude you, unless you know that it is already in your hands.” When we hold a sense of knowing, there is power there for us. Also loved the perspective in regards to Dorothy. 4

    • Oh, so glad you liked the post, Debra. This one means so much to me, because it is a constant remembering, in each moment, that there is nowhere else to go–even if we could go anywhere else, which, of course, is impossible. We could worry about the future (I’m good at that) or bemoan the past and have regrets. Kinda like being in hell, n’est pas?

  2. We need to remember that each moment is NOW. As you so wisely say, our pile of trouble is our pile of trouble and gives us an opportunity to learn from it. Not every day is roses and champagne. We have to deal with our shit, and what we do with it does matter, so it’s not a good idea to go flinging it about. Hence the saying “Keep your shit straight” – LOL!

    • Yea, And what I also said, contrary to the new-age lingo, that sometimes we can find ourselves in a rough spot, and it isn’t because we did something “wrong.” Sometimes, maybe not often, but sometimes the “mess” is for reasons we will never know. And, it’s how we deal with our circumstances that matters. Each moment is NOW, as you said.
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