Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 27 November 2013

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it. 
[Sai Baba]

If I had received one piece of wisdom, one secret to Life, this would BE it. EnJOY Everything and Everything is to BE EnJOYed. This would save years and decades and half centuries of feeling less and NOT Enough. It would BEgin to reshape the shape of things I have come to accept and expect. Even the things that bother, upset, and make me flat out crazy could BE seen in the Light of enJOYment.

If I could pass along one great Life Lesson from my satchel it might BE this from Lao Tzu :

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

It is increasingly apparent that most/all of the things I have fretted and stewed over were big fat wastes of my time, thoughtsandfeelings, and Life itself.  So I choose to BEgin Now to EnJOY Everything as it is and as it is NOT.

I love you, Currie


linda said...

I love YOU, Currie, both these delightful creatures that you conjure, and the words that you write and find to share. I wrote the words of Lao Tzu in my journal, along with your final sentence.
Thank you, my friend.

Vicki Miller said...

So true, currie. I love your vibrant playful image and the words that go with it. As we grow as artists, we learn to play, and understand how important it is not just to our art, but to our selves.

Rita said...

How true! Made me think of a quote I love by Mark Twain:
“I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
Happy Thanksgiving!! :) :)