Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The other day, I began to get annoyed after waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts for about ten minutes, but then, fortuitously, I remembered a truth I've often contemplated: whatever I'm doing at any given moment is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing and need to be doing. This universe I'm part of is infinitely bigger and more powerful than I am, and I need to trust that larger picture. Life is not about little me getting what I happen to want at any given moment. It's about life as a whole, the entire immense cosmos, doing what it must. In any situation, I need to take a breath, step back, and allow this wonderfully harmonious universe (which some people call God) to do what it's going to do. If that means waiting in line at Dunkin Donuts for ten or twenty minutes, then that's what I will do, and patiently, too, because I will be looking and listening for what life is trying to teach me in that situation. If, instead of fighting that present moment at the donut shop, I had abandoned all resistance and asked myself what gift I could find in that predicament, I might have been surprised at how lucky I actually was.