Dharmist in Progress

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." ~ Einstein

My Life, Poetry, and Star Stuff

on January 6, 2013

From time to time, I find myself wondering how and why things turn out the way they do.

Was I a terrible person in a past life, or have I just hit an inevitable rough patch?  I nearly always decide that it’s just a rough patch.

I have a few very good friends, and one whom I seem to have enjoyed enough to spend the rest of my life with.  Honestly, if it weren’t for him, I would be rethinking karma as the root of my problems.

I am truly blessed to have found him.  But I’m not writing to ooze sappiness all over the page, so I’ll continue.

I found this on Pinterest:

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It kind of speaks to the issues I’ve been having lately.

Several people close to me (and I mean several, I’m not trying to speak to any individuals) have been struggling with things lately, because they either won’t accept love like that, or they refuse to give it.

I don’t necessarily believe in unconditional love, but one has to be willing to make sacrifices, and even walk away, when it’s needed.  Sometimes the best way to show love is to withdraw it.

But sometimes, as well, you have to stand up for yourself.  And it’s impossible to determine which one you need to do, many times.  But others, your path is clearly laid before you, with no hope of a detour.

So accept it.  Walk down that road. Take Frost’s road less traveled by.

Trying not to walk down your own path will only bring heartbreak.

My road is currently unclear.  I know I want to go back to school, but I can’t pay rent and tuition both, and rent seems quite possible in my near future.  But that’s all I’ll say on that subject.

So meditate, do yoga, draw, listen to music, take a walk, take a drive, watch Carl Sagan’s Cosmos; whatever you need to do.  I’ll be doing the same.

Right now, it’s meditation and Cosmos.  It will surely be a sleepless night.

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way the atoms are put together.  The cosmos is also within us.  We’re made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself. – Carl Sagan

Namaste.

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