Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Every moment, every second of this life is a gift. In fact, every moment is literally all there is. As soon as the moments have passed they are forever altered by the lens through which we view them. We choose the manner in which we react to the things that happen as a direct result of the choices we made that led us to those things. It's an endlessly fascinating cirle of cause and effect and cause...
The joy and the sorrow
The success and the failure
The pleasure and the pain...
...in the Tao it is all the same.
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach
It doesn't matter what you choose, ultimately, because we're here for one purpose. Every choice offers you an opportunity to explore that purpose. We are here to learn how to love ourselves and each other unconditionally. We are here to experience love in action.
I prefer laughter to tears. I prefer success to failure. I prefer pleasure to pain. I prefer to choose joy. In the great cosmic whirlpool my preferences and choices are inconsequential.
Everything in life is perspective. The past only affects us as long as we cling to it. We can release it at any moment.
What do you choose today?