Blog 1882 – 11.18.2020
The Three Bears
The Three Bears
Two great problems that hinder most everyone from having a happy and a contented life are being slow like Goldilocks to discover what we truly want and thinking for even a moment that is even possible by taking something from someone else.
The little curly blonde thief learns a big lesson and is we hope frightened enough by the experience to take breaking and entering forever off her resume. The ole saw says, “You cannot do wrong and get by, no matter how hard you may try.” And though we see around us many rich and powerful examples that seem to disprove that saying, are their lives truly happy and contented or have they just traded those two things away for power and riches?
But for a moment let us focus on Goldie’s seeming slowness to figure out what she really wanted. Her “too hot, too cold, just right, too hard, too soft, just right” hunt and peck method of discover left a wake of brokenness and destruction in her path.
I heard someone say just recently, “What do you want?” And getting no answer to the question added, “If you don’t know what you want how do you know what to ask for?” The Bible in one of it’s more clear and less compromised by “man think” verses says plainly, “You have not, because you ask not” and in another place, “Ask whatsoever you will, believing, and you shall receive it.”
The two roadblocks to getting what we ask for are simply put, not knowing what we want to ask for and not asking in confidence. Another very deep philosophical quote of Albert Einstein’s that I saw recently is that we need to ask ourselves the question, “Do we believe in a benevolent Universe?” Some confirming lines came to me over eight years ago that have become my personal mantra:
“I am so glad and grateful that everything that I could ever want or need is already mine and is coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.”
You see, I do believe that we live in a benevolent universe. Undeniably more than a few think otherwise and their exercising their free will causes disturbing ripples but even those ripples are taken into consideration by our loving and infinite source, and made to work for our ultimate good.
Relax and enjoy the ride.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
A Whole New World