Monday, January 25, 2010

Flow through life

The last two months has been pretty hectic for me, and stressful too.  Eversince I got back from Taipei, I have only been packing boxes, ordering furnitures, organising moves and house arranging.  I wonder why you were never taught in school, amongst sciences, history and geography, on the 'art of marriage', 'moving houses' and 'life'.  In school we learn to count numbers in silly algebras that I have never once used in my daily chores, and learning countless numbers of 'what year is it' in histories that I cannot for the #$%!@! remember when the Boston Tea Party took place.  Schools never teach you about death and life, never told you about the art of reality and fantasies.  

And when things happen to you without a clear explanation, you feel like screaming," ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!????" Yup, that's me, shouting in my own head at God and the Universe saying, "HA! HA! Jokes over! Quit it, will ya!?? I have enough!"  

Why didn't any schools prepare you to deal with life as it is? With thanks to a little sanity left in my right side of my leftover brain, I came to my senses and let bygones be bygones.  I understand when things are out of my control, I just learn to flow with life without changing the course of my path.  I learn to understand that my life has a bigger plan for me if I waited patiently without trying to intervene always.  I learn there's a solution if I find hard enough what the answers are.  I learn to forgive my own past even if others are too proud to do so.  I learn to live with a smile and a positive thought for everyone even when I cannot see the reason why.  .........and surprisingly through the toughest times, somehow, I'll pull through.  I'm not alone in my need to know 'why it happens'.  Instead, I take comfort, there are others just like me, different, but definitely in the same Universe with a different fate.

Schools shapes the lifes of their students, in more ways they can imagine.  We probably spent more than half our lifes in schools always learning the logical, but why didn't my teachers teach me the unexplained and tell me it's okay to doubt?! That not everything written in 'black and white' goes according to plan but if we think with positive intentions we might just pull through.

I believe life doesn't wait, it lives through our decisions and experiences to learn and understand human nature in it's fullest potential.

Here's something to read from the Daily Om...........................

As We Ebb and Flow Through Life
Changing Roles

As we bob and weave with the ebb and flow of life our roles change, but our true self remains constant. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we go through many aspects of humanity in one lifetime. Living in the material world of opposites, labels, and classifications, we often identify ourselves by the roles we play, forgetting that these aspects shift and change throughout our lives. But when we anchor ourselves in the truth of our being, that core of spirit within us, we can choose to embrace the new roles as they come, knowing that they give us fresh perspective on life and a greater understanding of the lives of others.

As children, we anticipated role changes eagerly in our rush to grow up. Though fairy tales led us to believe that “happily ever after” was a final destination, the truth is that life is a series of destinations, mere stops on a long journey filled with differing terrain. We may need to move through a feeling of resistance as we shift from spouse to parent, leader to subordinate, caregiver to receiver, or even local to newcomer. It can be helpful to bid a fond farewell to the role that we are leaving before we welcome the new. This is the purpose of ceremonies in cultures throughout the world and across time. We can choose from any in existence or create our own to help us celebrate our life shifts and embrace our new adventures.

Like actors on the stage of the world, our different roles are just costumes that we inhabit and then shed. Each role we play gives us another perspective through which to understand ourselves and the nature of the universe. When we take a moment to see that each change can be an adventure, a celebration, and a chance to play a new part, we may even be able to recapture the joyful anticipation of our youth as we transition from one role to the next. 

...............For Amani A.