Are You in the Boat? Or in the Stream?
Recent coincidences have given me the feeling of floating in life. I’m in a time of letting go and trusting that all things work together for good. I’m learning to be awake for learning without trying to figure everything out all by myself. And the gifts keep coming while my mind is calm and open.
Such peace of mind is what most people want. What keeps us from it is distractions. Yesterday a neighbor remarked to me that his family had been to the lake, he was exhausted, and they had lost and then found a cushion that flew off the boat. I wondered about this form of recreation. One of my teachers once told me that the word is re-creation–that if we do it well, we feel revitalized. But some people think of it as wreck-reation, and they are worse off when they finish than when they began.
When we’re focused on the boat–all the gadgets and tasks and stuff and things that surround us and mishaps that happen, we often become overwhelmed and even exhausted. But when we’re focused on the stream that’s flowing effortlessly to take us where we’re meant to be, we’re exhilarated!