Monday, November 22, 2010
More a postscript than a post
Yesterday's post was so big, I thought it would take awhile before I could think of anything else to write about. Ha ha. When does THAT ever happen? I thought maybe I should wait before posting again, to give yesterday's thoughts some space, also as a way of acknowledging that timing is everything. But I have all these cool pictures hanging around, all of which are just dying to be showcased here. At least that's my excuse for today's ramblings. Here goes:
The only way to know when to release old karmic attachments, break oaths that no longer serve any purpose, or tell a secret whose time has arrived, is by cultivating intuition. There's not a book anywhere that can explain how to determine the timing of these things. No one has a secret formula for figuring it out. Your friends can't tell you, there's no therapist, doctor, teacher or newspaper columnist who can help. Even the Dalai Lama doesn't know. Only your soul knows when the time is ripe.
The practice of listening to intuition is an art, not a science. It can't be quantified or even understood. But ignoring your intuition (as we are accustomed to doing in my society) is so sad. Intuition is a human birthright, a beacon, a guide that can help steer us as we wander the meandering path of life.
One of the things the Sufi acupuncturist often says is: Speak from your heart! What is your heart trying to tell you right now? Are you listening? Well? Are you?