what is supposed to happen


The more we try to make life conform to our desires, the more we struggle, and the more we suffer. The only way out of this vicious cycle is to accept what arises, completely: in other words, do nothing.   ~Ken McLeod

watching our lives unravel is like a mini revolution between heart and hurt……

inquiry for today~ how do you give up the war without losing again and again? without repeating the same hurts? can there be a sweeter surrender?

from the many, tiny hurts

In the middle of the night
On the edges of my dreamscape
Caribou race along the rim of distant hills
And disappear.
They offer no words
But somehow they say
In vague, shifting images of gray and brown
Moonlight and pounding hooves
Stand still. Wait for once.
Don’t race over there
And stand in the middle.
Let chaos go its own way
Confused, discordant.
Keep your internal center of balance
A compass on the bridge of a storm-tossed ship.
What is the destination?
Where do we want to go?
I wish I knew.
In the darkness
Just past the light of the campfire
In the wild, nocturnal mystery
Sounds coming at you from the night
Breathing, the sound of some big animal breathing
Something’s waiting for you there.
Go. You won’t create your new tomorrow
Hanging around the fire, waiting
Waiting for tomorrow
Staring at flames that become embers
That become darkness.
Embrace your darkness now.
So a road opened up
And I took it.
Down some dark stairways into myself
In search of the sun.
What was supposed to happen, didn’t,
And wasn’t supposed to, did.
I don’t know what is going on.
I don’t know how things are supposed to be.
~Roderick MacIver

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