A favorite author/philosopher/speaker of mine said in a speech a few years ago, “The world is a universe of laws and does not care if you figure it out or not–it just is. Wisdom is figuring that out and living accordingly”. It sounded great at the time and makes even more sense to me after this time in the MKMMA course. I remember as a child fussing about rain that was interrupting my outdoor plans. My Mom would say “Talk to God about it and find something else to do.” Imagine how productive fussing about the weather is. Or about your shoe size or the family you were born into.
Think about how narrow our world is when we live with a subby shaped by other’s impressions or outdated/unworkable ideas. Total futility (like fussing about the weather) is when an idea’s time is gone (or never was) and we keep trying to make it work. It truly takes wisdom and knowledge of eternal principles to identify and uproot destructive thought patterns and behavior. A young woman confided to me that she was stressed because her ‘boyfriend’ wanted her to do things she did not want to do. I asked her why she was stressed and she replied he would break up with her if she did not. I suggested she would be trading a toxic relationship for her dignity, self respect and the knowledge she is perfectly able to live without him. Our subconscious has the potential to unlock a brilliant, satisfying and exciting life when we learn what is smart and life giving. It is what it is no matter how much we chant, “Rain, rain go away…”