The Mystery at the heart of life and being Fis Life. Life is The Mystery. The source of life is life itself. Life is eternal, always, never ending, forever evolving, generating new life forms for any environment, accommodating itself to space and time, making merry, dancing, dancing, dancing, through all times and places. Death is life returning to life. Coming, going, coming, going, the rhythm of life and being.
We have an internal guidance system that is unfaltering in its accuracy leading us along the way through pitfalls, dead ends, wrong turns and our continuing refusal to pay attention and trust ourselves to what we are being told. We have our own ideas, you know. We think we know what's good for us, in our best interest, and "just what we always wanted." Wanting is the problem. What does wanting know? We are where we are by way of wanting. And not-wanting to hear what our inner compass has to say. A compass is only as good as those who possess it trust themselves to it. When they have better ideas, they wind up in places they truly have no business being. Joseph Campbell said, "That which you seek lies far back in the darkest corner of the cave you most do not want to enter." The compass points into the cave. We say, "Hell No! Not me!" And here we are.
All we need is a little more cooperation. Or, is it that all we need to be is a little more cooperative? Which is it? More cooperation would get us more of what we think we want. We cannot want/wish our way to where we need to be. We know what we want but we don't know what that will mean for us. We know what we don't want, but we don't know what that will mean for us. Getting what we want can put us in places we have no business being. We know what we want but we don't know what we ought to want, and we wouldn't want it if we did. Which gets us to the importance of being more cooperative. No expectations. No agenda. No plans. No opinion. Puts us on track to taking what we have and making the best of it-- doing what needs to be done here/now in each situation as it arises the way it needs to be done, and letting the outcome be the outcome, where we continue the process of doing what needs to be done, when and how it needs to be done, and letting the outcome be the outcome... No matter what. It is amazing where this process takes us with us not having any idea of where we are going. Cooperate with your life instead of trying to get your life to cooperate with you. It's the kind of difference that will make the biggest kind of difference in the way your life is lived, and in how things turn out.