The perennial task of life is to reconcile ourselves to our circumstances in a "This is the way things are, and this is what I can do about it, and that's that" kind of way-- without expectations, opinions, judgment, emotional reactivity, followed by: "Now what can I do about being unable to do any more about it?" The "What can I do now?" is the crucial part of the equation. Diversion, distraction, dejection, dismay, denial are the usual options, opined in a "Poor me, poor me," kind of way. We owe ourselves more than that. What we do with disappointment is crucial to everything that follows. We carry it into the emptiness, stillness and silence, and sit with it until something stirs to life, emerges, arises, appears to lead us on a train of associations into depths and realizations that would have never occurred to us without taking the time to explore our response to "No! Not now, not ever!" "No!" is better than "Yes, of course!" in that it expands/enlarges us in ways "Yes," never could. And, if we aren't growing, we're dying. So, take every "No!" as a concealed "Yes!" that needs to be explored, examined, imagined, birthed, and brought forth into being. "If not this, then what?" Find out! Do not die without knowing where every road leads, which is, of course, to another road.
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Profound wisdom…”every road leads to another, road.”
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