Tuesday Mar 03, 2009

Behind Door Number One

The decisions you make about what you will do with your life are influenced from the moment of birth. Choosing a mission that is your livelihood based on aptitude tests, or sincere advice can’t reveal your dharma.

Taking whatever comes along is what it sounds like. Rolling with the wind, however, is organic for the tumbleweed, and even then this wandering plant is scattering its seeds. Harnessing the wind is superior to casting your fate to it. Decisions to be this or that in life are most often externally biased.

Those who choose a life in the arts for the wrong reason may be as unsatisfied as a plumber who knew in his soul that he should have been a poet. Think about it. There are far easier ways than art to pay the rent and make your fortune.

Who would willingly choose a life of hardship, rejection, and swimming against the current values of the mainstream?

Hello Eden,

Are your ears ringing?  My mother & I were speaking of you yesterday.  She wanted you to know that she has Adele’s wall unit.  It does look beautiful in her apartment.  She loves that studio apartment and the wall unit just gives it a lovely cozy feeling.  She thought you would be happy to know that she has it.

We both hope you have a happy Passover and spend it with friends. 

I liked this particular writing, Behind Door Number One.  I have a tendency to play lets make a deal and in the end I try to pick the safest thing.  I think that is partly because of my upbringing in the baby boomer generation.  Taking a risk is scary. I find myself usually going after more of the sure thing, but in the long run that hasn’t gotten me very far.


I recently read this poem by Rumi
The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.


—Jelaluddin Rumi,

I would like to embrace whatever comes my way and use it as a gift of life. 

Stay Well
Susan & Dorothy

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