Ride The Wild Horse

Passionately Writing

Month: March, 2014

Life Is Brimming With Inconveniences


Our lives are filled with inconveniences.  Forces beyond our control thwart our plans.  Inconveniences discourage us and make life more difficult.  What if you and I could see the other side of inconvenience?

Inconvenience can be the start of something better than we had originally planned.  A test to see how we respond to adversity.  Instead of losing our temper, blaming someone or just giving up we can become skilful in handling life.

Look at your life.  Ask yourself:  who or what is in control of my life and dictates how I live?  What will you allow to control your mind and actions?


Wean Yourself…

Wean Yourself

Wean Yourself

Little by little, wean yourself.
This is the gist of what I have to say.

From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood,
move to an infant drinking milk,
to a child on solid food,
to a searcher after wisdom,
to a hunter of more invisible game.

Think how it is to have a conversation with an embryo.
You might say, “The world outside is vast and intricate.
There are wheatfields and mountain passes,
and orchards in bloom.

At night there are millions of galaxies, and in sunlight
the beauty of friends dancing at a wedding.”

You ask the embryo why he, or she, stays cooped up
in the dark with eyes closed.

Listen to the answer.

There is no “other world.”
I only know what I’ve experienced.
You must be hallucinating.

by Rumi