I’ll Take Expectations and Outcomes for $1 Million, Alex

February 2, 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Leander22 provided the inspiration for today’s post with this comment:

“Admittedly I tend to be slightly pessimistic concerning the ways of the world and justice . . . Maybe there is more hope than reason to despair?”

Or, as my late father was fond of remarking with a sly smile:

My dad used to tell me, “Cheer up. Things could be worse. So I cheered up and sure enough, things got worse.”

Warriors know that they must cultivate and refine the ability to silence internal dialogue, discard self-importance, detach from life’s turmoil and see that all they do is controlled folly. There are no beginnings or endings. They laugh at themselves, focus in the moment and celebrate that they are here to experience it.

The day when there will be no tomorrows left for you to experience is not here yet.

The battle for justice began eons before you were born and will continue eons after you are gone.

I will be the first to admit that I routinely forget this ancient wisdom and get caught up with my bullshit.

That’s why I do Tai Chi and meditate.

They help me get back in the now.

That light at the end of the tunnel may be a new tomorrow you are approaching or an oncoming train approaching you.

Might they be the same?


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