Finding Old Treasure
Well, for some reason, somebody thought it would be a good idea to read one of my better blog posts today.
It was the one about the lessons taught by Master Oogway in Kung Fu Panda (the original) and how they related to me one Rosh Hashanah when I was preparing to take the California Bar Exam.
They were powerful lessons: the importance of knowing that you cannot make a peach tree bear other fruit (no matter how badly you wanted to), and that it would not bear fruit before its time.
My, how life has changed since then… Nowadays, I prepare meals for myself and my husband rather than preparing for tests. I am not an attorney. I do not plan to take the Illinois Bar Exam or have any designs on trying to be a lawyer.
I wrote then about how music was coming back into my life “whether I wanted it to or not.” And that’s just a funny idea – music having a spirit of its own or a will to infiltrate your existence. Music has always been a spiritual salve for me, showing up when I need it most to express the ineffable when I could not otherwise find a way to express that which my soul was aching or screaming to say — and it remains such to this day.
I have simplified my life as much as possible to decrease stress and to improve my health. I still have seizures nearly daily. My MS still causes pain and fatigue, but I keep going – trying to live the best life that I possibly can. I meditate daily. I exercise. I focus on living life healthfully. I take responsibility for the things I choose to do — like blogging instead of cleaning or eating lunch. And I wonder how and why someone came along to read one of my more spiritual pieces of writing like that.
Mining For Gold
I will tell you: I don’t understand blogging, though I’ve been doing it a very long time. I don’t understand what brings eyeballs to pages, or how to separate the wheat from the chaff. I don’t know what makes someone a good blogger versus a bad one, other than that good bloggers keep writing, and that they open their hearts to their audience. But I know that it matters that I put my real self into it, and that I’m genuine. I think that matters a lot in life too.
Today’s Chopra Center meditation centering thought is, “I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me.”
It is always my intention to bring more love and understanding into the world, and so I hope that I do that through this blog.
Don’t worry: there’s still a recipe coming today.
2 thoughts on “To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn.”
Hi there, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this blog post.
It was inspiring. Keep on posting!
Thanks, Dani. 🙂