Ripples #760: Falling Into Fabulous!
For our tribe of busy people who believe in
unleashing Ripples of compassion & kindness: uRock!
16 Dec 2013
The bad news is you are falling through the air;
nothing to hang on to, no parachute.
The good news is there is no ground.
-Chogyam Trungpa, shared by Ryan in La Crosse, WI
Today I learned in class that
if light and sound did not travel as waves,
we would not be able to perceive them;
no grandeur color or sounds of nature.
If you were to view this
as a metaphor of your own life,
you might recognize that life’s ups and downs
are just the natural price we pay
for the experience of each breath.
-written and shared by Zach Koop in La Crosse, WI
Life is *not* always easy. At various times there might be really frustrating stuff happening with work, school, relationships, chores, and other aspects of life. I never want to be that shmarmy dude on stage (or in these Ripples posts) with a plastic smile suggesting that all you have to do is “think positive” or “follow my easy advice” to have a magical and wonderful existence. Life is, in my experience, sometimes really messy. Poopy, even. And while I don’t WISH any crappity crap on you, I do know that the inevitable difficulties that arise in the course of a lifetime often leave us tougher, wiser, and more compassionate. On the downside, they can also lead us into the temptation of bitter, meaner, and more crusty. The next time you find yourself falling, I hope you’ll fall into fabulous.