Sunday, February 23, 2014
Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other
Lately Life has been teaching me about the things called "chopping wood, carrying water."
I have had the extraordinary privilege of BEing able to live a quiet, ordinary, and really quite simple Life, one breath, one beat, one second at a time.
Even, mostly, no want-to's!!
This is all good.
What I have had ingrained over my lifetime is rather stubborn.
Like a stain from tea that just won't come out, no matter what trick I try.
And as a result, I have started to wonder if I am BEing lazy or even complacent.
BEcause, I've always thought Life is supposed to BE hard.
One problem solved and then another to take its place.
Reaching for a carrot that always moves just BEyond my grasp.
So, for me, this simple, quiet, and ordinary way of living Life seems suspect.
As I wrote that, I realised that I have changed.
At my core.
NO, all the things that have plagued me, all my regrets, and all of my sorrows have NOT magically been removed.
I am just okay with it.
After all, it's MY Life.
No one can live it any better [or worse] or even any different.
BEcause it is just made for ME.
I hear people [or mayBE I should say I read people] who speak eloquently about the problems in living Life in 2014, about those who are "hardest hit" by the circumstances of Life in 2014, and I know I should probably BE moved in a "better" way than to say I am enJOYing the moments of Life as it is for Currie in 2014, or just Right Now.
But I am saying that I quite like things as they are.
And as they are NOT.
NOT that I don't want Change.
NOT that I don't want Challenge.
And NOT that I don't imagine there will BE rougher seas on my horizon again.
It's just that I am happy Now.
And content to keep putting one foot in front of the other and BEing Present for each footfall.