The water of life is always breaking over our decisions
about what we think we need, what we think we want, what we think we don’t
want, and what we think needs to happen or not happen to have what we decide.
Our quest for security by trying to find escape from the uncertainty of life
drives us to try and control our circumstance and drives us further into the
illusion that this is possible.
Like the Little Shop or Horrors it all starts out well
enough until the beast gets too big for us to feed. In reality trust in the
uncertainty of life is the only sustainable point of balance. Learning to trust
is a life’s work starting with slowing down enough to begin to face the pains
of withdrawal that most certainly come with surrendering whatever form of
medication we have devised to try and survive the pressure of being human.
Stepping out of the old and into the new requires a slow and
humble pace. Slowing down in response to stress is a very good place to begin.
When you are upset ask yourself -what do I need to be calm? Giving the mind this
question to consider instead of some other plot to control is a real turning
point. Finding the (free) will to make this shift takes great patience faith
and courage. Remember faith says wait and see, fear says take control. We live
by faith, by fear we can only survive.