There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein #Mondaymotivator
There is no end to worry, because there is no end to what exists out of view, beyond our very small eyes. So worry is a way to gamble with what might or might not happen.
It reminds me of a friend who had a flat tire on a country road. After finding he hand no jack, he began walking, hoping to find a nearby farmer who would help him. It was getting dark and the crickets were getting louder. As he walked the overgrown road, he began to throw the dice of worry in is mind: What if the farmer’s not home? What if he is an won’t let me use his jack? What if he won’t let me use his phone? What if he’s frightened of me? I never did anything to him! Why won’t he just let me use his phone?!
By the time he knocked on the farmer’s door, my friend was so preoccupied with what could go wrong that when the friendly old man answered, my friend bellowed, “Well, you can keep your $%&! jack!”.
Being human we struggle to constantly stay with the miracle of what is and not to fall constantly into the black hole of what is not. The is an ancient challenge. As the Sufi poet Ghalib said centuries ago, “Every particle of creation sings its own song of what is and what is not. Hearing what is can make you wise; hearing what is not can drive you mad.”
I included the picture of the lily because during my devotional time this morning I was reminded of the promises in Matthew 6:
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
It doesn’t get much more clear than the above passages. Often times I myself, like many of you, get caught in the fear of what is or what has happened and I miss out on the beauty of the moment. I miss out on the splendor of the fact that all of creation is singing and if I could be quiet for just a moment I would open myself up to the symphony of the organic orchestra that so beautifully plays out before me.
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