Saturday, October 21, 2017

Let It Come

Daily Draw: Tao Oracle ~ Hexagram 58 Joyous

Be open to joy rather than seek it aggressively.
Be open, let it come.

I learned this truth twice. By doing three gratitudes a day for three years. Once I got past the food/shelter/family mind set I opened up to a myriad of things I'd missed every day of my life because I took them for granted, beneath importance, brushed them off.

I learned this truth the second time during five years of bleak black depression. I think if I hadn't done my prior gratitudes for those years I would have thought I had nothing to live for. But I knew where joy was, knew it was far fetched from happy. Joy is deep. I am joyous I know how to recognize it, let it roll over me, when I'd seen all the black I thought I could bear. Let it come.

Three Saturday Gratitudes:
Rob's amazing peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies. He spent all day Wednesday making my winter stash.

My Kindle book app. Up now: One Small Candle: The Pilgrims' First Year in America, Thomas Fleming. Did you know the muskets of the 1600s were five foot long and if you had a bear charging you there had to be a lit match ready in order to use the gun.

Honcho and Ash, my kittens. A laugh a minute.

3 comments:

  1. Easy to forget that joy can't be purchased, chased down or caged.

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  2. You are are wealth of information. So much joy being able to read. My three gratitudes today are being able to read, my parents for making sure I got the education and learned how to read, and the internet where I discovered your blog and enjoy reading it daily.
    Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, yum.

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  3. What a precious gift to have husband who can bake cookies for you
    Thank you for inspiring me to write down my three joys for today:
    Drawing in my sketchbook after a long long time
    Riding my bike on a sunny afternoon
    Cherry tomatoes with pesto

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