27 Aug 2007 |
Posted by Lama Surya Das | 4 Comments.
I was out sailing with some friends yesterday, on the New England Coast above Newburyport, Massachusetts. Sky gazing and wave watching, letting everything go and just dissolve along with the waves and the clouds in the sky…
I started reflecting how subjective everything is, that “Nothing is either good nor bad but thinking makes it so” (Shakespeare), and remembering that we can’t control the winds of karma blowing from the past, but rather than just being blown away we can learn how to set our sails in order to navigate and sail better. I watched as the captain set the sails, found the right tension to cut into the wind, while charting the direction we intended to head. He took the wind and waves as they came and set sail.
It is not the hand we are dealt in life that determines the game’s outcome, but how we play the game. We are masters and not victims of our fate. No one, no thing, can make me feel inferior unless I agree and allow them to do so.
As we think, intend and believe, so we become, for the heart-mind and spirit, the wellspring, is the most powerful force on earth.