I am glad I am not in charge of you. It is a terrible thing anybody has to be in charge of anybody. That anybody has to be somebody's charge. It should be collaboration all the way. Nobody telling anybody what to do. Everybody reaching consensus about what needs to be done and who is responsible for what where, when and how. As it is, the best case scenario is each of us working out for ourselves what needs to be done, where, when and how. And, in last place is someone telling someone else what, where, when and how. Like that is going to get it done up to standard, on time. Whose heart can be in doing anything that way? How long has it been? Since your heart was in what you are doing? Since you did anything wholeheartedly? Can you remember the last time? Organized religion should be focused entirely on getting us back together with our hearts. But religion tells us our heart is evil, and we have to have someone telling us what the Bible says we should do, because we cannot be trusted to figure it out on our own. Remember Adam and Eve! That's the best we can hope for on our own! Eden has been given a bad rap. A slight shift in perspective has Adam and Eve realizing they need some help figuring out life on their own, and working their way back to Eden by dying to their own idea of what their life should be, and waking up to what wholehearted living is all about. That isn't us doing whatever we want, but us doing what needs to be done the way only we can do it, with the virtues and gifts that are ours at birth. That is where religion needs to be going. But, like Adam and Eve, they have minds of their own, and won't be living a life with their heart in what they are doing until the role is called up yonder, and they get the bad news.
When the door opens, walk through. When the bright light appears, jump in. Do not hesitate on your way to the way. Do not hold back, demur, think about it. See it/Do it! Trust yourself to what you know. Live out of what you know. Not out of what you hope, fear, want, think, believe. Know what you know. It is called being transparent to yourself. When we are transparent to ourselves, we are transparent to transcendence, and are as close to God as most people get. Trust yourself to that and GO!
A butterfly knows exactly what its business is, and isn't. Knows precisely what it is doing. And has no idea what it will do next. A butter fly is like the wind that blows where it will, and knows not what it will will next. This is called being open to the future. Being capable of doing what is called for moment to moment in each situation as it arises. Sitting loose in the saddle, dancing light on your feet, ready for any change in tempo and beat, direction and purpose. Our purpose is never our own. We are at the mercy of forces quite beyond us, flipping switches, pulling strings, reading the circumstances, turning on a dime, calling the shots, one at a time. Consistency, dependability, reliability, constancy, etc., are very much there. We can steadily do anything at any moment, at any time, in response to what is happening and what needs to be done about it on the fly in the wink of an eye, with no hesitation, like a jam session moving to the beat of its own music with no idea of what's next, and not worrying about it a bit, just watching to see what happens, and where we go by going with it. World without end. Amen. Are you coming along for the ride?