“Life has an astonishing way of taking care of you when you no longer mind what happens.” J. Krishnamurti
I love the language of this quote. The author didn’t say, when you no longer care what happens. Instead it is written, when you no longer “mind” what happens. I love that differentiation. It’s not asking you to shut down your feelings or deny them.
Now the mind will want to make sense of it all, try to figure it all out, maybe come up with a plan, a solution at best. At worst, to go up in the mind, is to draw conclusions about what it all means, make judgments and categorize. Ultimately then, to let mind lead the way, is to cement yourself deeper in problems that need your solutions.
Funny … would you pilot a plane without knowledge of its workings? It’s very similar when we think it’s our job to take care of things with our limited resources. There’s something working on our behalf every moment of every day with unlimited resources.
What about letting the heart take the lead? What about showing up empty with openness, willingness and trust? Knowing and trusting deeply that everything always works itself out, and a corresponding willingness to be moved upon by something so grand and mysterious.
So the next time something out there in the world leads us to forget momentarily, it’s easy to remember and rely upon two simple words: thank you. Thank you Life, Source, God, Universe, Spirit. I know you are, at this very moment, taking care of me in ways I couldn’t possibly ever orchestrate on my own. I defer to you and your infinite wisdom and guidance. I am an open, empty vessel willing to be filled. Thank you.