Finding what resonates with us and spending time with it opens the way to balance and harmony. Resonance is the bond uniting us with the mystery at the heart of life and being. We know it when it happens, but we cannot predict when it is going to happen, or make it happen by force of will. Something "strikes a cord," and we are "charmed." Trying to analyze it is a waste of time. Recognize it, acknowledge it, and move closer to that which calls your name! Be spellbound! Explore the experience! See what it asks of you, and where it goes! Adventure begins this way all of the time!
Freedom gets a lot of press these days. People assert their freedom to not wear masks which keep everyone free from COVID 19. Everyone who screams about being free to do what they please are not free to choose what they please. They know what they want but they are not free to change what they want. And they haven't changed their mind in years-- because they can't. Jacob's call to "choose this day whom you will serve," is about as free as it gets-- free to choose our master. We want to be our own master, but how free is that? Free to do whatever we please is pleasing whom? And doing only what we please keeps us from being free to be a healthy, reliable, trustworthy human being. At the bottom of it all is the need for things to work. Walk through a psych ward. Things aren't working there, and everyone there wants something, but being free to have it doesn't make anything work better for anyone. The truth is that for things to work we have to live in certain ways, whether we want to or not. And that's the truth. It is the truth Jesus was talking about when he said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." Free to do what is the question. Free to do what needs to be done in each situation as it arises is the answer. Whether we want to or not is implied. That is the key to making things work. Until we do that, we are all in a psych ward, hoping we get our meds today-- with "meds" being whatever it takes to calm us down.