A friend of mine, Holly, beautiful, brilliant Holly, said something today that provided a 180 turnaround on just about every subject known to man. If it’s the only well being card I ever carry in my heart, this would so be it!
It was very simply a statement of gratitude to the Universe or whatever your beliefs:
“Thank you for making my life interesting.”
My heart just sang out with a solid YES, when I first read that from her. I so know this to be true. I so know I came here for the variety, for the diversity of choices. I so know I came here to experience it all. I have told many a friend I know that before I dropped on over to planet earth, I stood on the non-physical line of what I wanted in this lifetime. It wasn’t the line that said good looks and brains. It wasn’t the line for curly hair and a good sense of humor. It was the line for – give me what you’ve got; I’ll take it all. The implication being that I’m going for the pure adventure of a lifetime. No, not the bungee jumping or climbing Mount Everest kind. The type that stretches my personal and spiritual development.
When I read Rilke’s “flare up like flame and make big shadows God can move in … let everything happen to you beauty and terror”, this is what I resonated with so completely.
A trip to the lawyer tomorrow which had been a previous source of angst now becomes, I get to go to the lawyer, I get to fight for the rights of someone I dearly love. Thank you for making my life interesting! I can take that and apply it to any subject I feel resistance on. Any subject I feel – oh no, anything but hell no, not that. Any subject I judge as bad or wrong and flip it on its back to reveal what I’ve always known to be true.
Hell yes, thank you for making my life so interesting!