Sitting on the back porch late last night, enjoying the cool summer air and pondering important life directions, I looked up at the stars. I reflected on how sailors of old relied upon the position of those stars to guide them in plotting their course. As I sat there, I thought about how small I am, even with all my big challenges, in the context of the cosmos –even just the fraction of it that I could see from my porch. I thought about all the overarching concerns and turning points that had consumed my attention in years gone by, that now have faded from memory, and are unimportant–even to me! It reminds me of lines from a Cat Stevens song:
“Oh very young, what will you leave us this time? You’re only dancing on this earth for a short while. And though your dreams may toss and turn you now, they’ll vanish away like your Daddy’s best jeans, denim blue, fading up to the sky. And though you want them to last forever, you know they never will, you know they never will, and the patches make the good bye harder still.”
I will make my decisions and you will make yours and in the end all of us will fade, up to the sky of greater consciousness. All we can do for now is do our best to navigate by the stars of higher love and relax in the knowing that the choice may be less critical than it seems right at this moment.