How simple. As I go towards my shop, I am wondering about the next steps that will assist in the completion of the current project that I am working on. It is not about planning. The planning stage has been processed a while ago, though there are parts of the planning that were not put into place…purposely. Why?
You see, somehow I have discovered that I do not know everything! Go ahead and laugh…because it is laughable how we actually think about things isn’t it? What a relief not to have to know everything or for matter control everything and every outcome! And because I do not know everything, there is left a certain range of, let’s just say, respect and deference to that which is not yet known. Its not that it will not be known, but only when I am given to know it. I think that sounds a bit honky in writing, but it is true.
The thing is, it is about choices. Well, kind of. It actually has more to do with choosing to not make certain choices and choosing to make a choice about those things that I know to make a choice about. Is that a clear way of stating it? Ha!
If I go into the shop with the idea that my advance planning is all there is to know about the project at hand, then it seems that when I get to a point of pressure where things are not working out as I thought it would, I am stuck with only the solution that came to me from a point in the past. It has to go this way or it will not be as I thought it would be and that is not good. Right? Well is this not that same way and idea that the world at large uses and promulgates? Does it make sense? How can I solve a certain current situation with this current particular set of factors by looking into the past and attempting to bring forward a previously thought solution and fit that into this work now? That is in some respect attempting to do time traveling, and backwards at that! It is not that the past is invalid, it is that what is current is what has meaning at this point of nexus. That is, Now is a point of consideration.
So really how do we see what solutions are available Now without attempting to go back in time and arbitrarily pull an answer out of the past? My sense is that one possible way of finding a real answer to a real problem is to be in a real place. Well sounds logical does it not? Trouble is, we have gotten so far away from what is our real place, that place called Reality, that to find the place of true Reality for ourselves, there seems to be a bit of work there to do. Or maybe that is “un-work”? I suppose that the first step would be to begin to realize that Reality is a place that needs nothing to attain. It is. Just as sure as the Sun shines. We might also begin to realize that we are not in control of Reality, though we are definitely a part of Reality.
You know, I do not think that any of us truly and really mind that there are Seasons and Cycles of timing to Nature. When Winter comes, we may not be personally pleased with the cold weather in some regions, yet we fully understand that Nature has its intention focused on something it is doing here and now for another Cycle to appear and in due time it does appear. We do not need to imagine that. We trust to Nature’s processes in that way. Why? Because it always works.
Now as I mentioned a bit earlier, part of the planning that seems to need to take place is right here and now: the situation is at hand and answers are becoming available that were not available yesterday. We all know that this is true in the same way that Nature provides for other life forms in cycles and rhythms. The funny part of this world is that we generally think we need to make up some kind of way to process our creations or that Nature works for those things out there but has no bearing on our works here, within us. Amazing. A question might be asked as to what degree are we allowing that or not allowing that to be the Reality for ourselves? Is Nature’s Reality clearly present and working?
As time moves forward things change, so obvious you say? Would it be so strange to think that we actually trust to that? That without change we would cease to exist, as well as the whole Universe. One question that seems to beg to be asked as to in what direction is it changing? Get out the crystal ball? Not. A point that is obscured is that Nature leaves notes as to how things are moving in a certain direction and it always works within a certain process. Nice! That means to the degree that we are interested in the Actuality and Reality of the direction of True Change, we have a format that can be applied in a beginning of understanding the movement. Who would have known? An end to chaos? How large of a world do we want to live in?
How special and beautiful is it to be present for a wonderful Sunrise on a new day? The Sun and Moon and all the planets and stars work day and night, and though we have no control, the picturesque quietude brings us to a sense of wonder and appreciation. The air and water on this planet is and remains always in a constant flux, changing even in its form of presentation to us, allowing the richness of the variation of Life to be experienced because of the Presence of its Nature. To smell, to taste, to hear, to see the mountains, the ocean and rivers and feel the Peacefulness underlying the Reality of Change is a beauty that touches the soul and calls for response.
If our planning in the past cannot in Reality be a complete picture now, it would seem that remaining flexible on that plan would be a good idea! Parts of that plan of course will work now. There are parts that actually need to be let go. Which is which? Ahh, nice for you say, but what a condition for a bunch of chaos in my life and everything around me!
Well, I wonder about that. It seems that to the degree that we stop attempting to fit the past decisions into the present situation there is a release of false tension or chaos as it might be known and some amount of freshness and reasonableness starts to pervade the current situations that we have in front of us. Wow. I would like more of that.
So as I go into the shop, I do have a plan, and I am focused on attaining a result. This is not a state of complacency nor wishful thinking. Though unlike before, it appears that I now go to see what choices are available today to work towards that result, and to the degree that I am willing to let these things be changeable and flexible, then my work is much more easier and truly much more rewarding.
Let’s go to work and see what the Day brings!