It seems to me that blogging tends to come in 2 basic flavors. One flavor is where the blogger writes big, long, complete essays on a topic. For the most part, my articles have been of this type. The other flavor has the blogger firing off short, to the point items. These posts never try to be complete, but they nonetheless often communicate something vital to the reader. I'm going to start experimenting with these types of posts. And here is the first one for you.
When you get right down to the nitty gritty of spirituality, you find a very stark realization staring you in the face. And that realization is: you are not in control of your life. "What?" you ask. "How can that be?" Well, just pay attention to one very simple "fact" of your existence thus far: how often do things go your way? From the big to the little, from the important to the trivial, how often does life cooperate with your thoughts, ideas, plans, goals and beliefs? Not looking so good, is it?
We like to think we have control, or we like to think that we have at least some control, but in point of fact, we've got none. Hell, we can't even control the thoughts that flow through our minds, let alone the turning of the wheels of life. And, to get right down to it, there isn't even a you who is or isn't in control! How's that grab you?! No you, no control.
So, who or what is in control? What if I said no one? Or what about everything, the totality of Life? Same thing, really.
I know that this may sound scary to some of you, and downright crazy to others, but the simple truth is this: life has only gotten more delicious and fun the more I've come to accept the truth that we have no control. Much like a surfer riding a wave: you have no control over the wave. Your only job is to enjoy the ride! Namaste.