Posted by anonymouse on:
The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure,
but to be able to tolerate insecurity.
"The more one studies attempted solutions to problems in
politics and economics, in art, philosophy and religion,
the more one has the impression of extremely gifted people
wearing out their ingenuity at the impossible and futile
task of trying to get the water of life into neat and
These are obviously, uncertain times. People are losing
their houses, their retirements, there are wars and rumors
of war. People are uncertain. Above all this we know, that
there is no way to really know what we want to know.
And if we did know, we might not be pleased about it.
We have to continue to put one foot in front of the other,
to do the best in each moment. As my old Daddy says, we
have to 'expect the worst and hope for the best'.
We can't contain the water of life in 'neat packages'.
As for me, in any one moment, I will try to be grateful for any
reasonably packaged unit of the 'water of life'.
If it doesn't drown me, I am going to try to be grateful
and take pleasure in it.
I am thanking myself for the photo of the miraculous forms
water takes by itself on our Santa Barbara coastline.