God’s Will – May 29 2020

God’s Will – May 29 2020

It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.

 Immanuel Kant 

  

The soul can split the sky in two 

and let the face of God shine through. 

Edna St. Vincent Millay

  

We used to argue over what is my will and what is God’s will. But now the answer is always clear:

 If it’s happening, it’s God’s will. 

 

The question is never God’s will or my will; the question is, do I try to align myself with God’s will, or not? Do I get present to what is? Or do I stand back judging and comparing and being upset that the world isn’t matching my expectations. Do I choose to go along with the flow of nature, or do I try to swim against the current of what’s happening?

 

I am one point of perception from an infinity of possible points. If I let go of my opinions and stay open to seeing other perspectives, I might be able to be useful, no matter what is happening – maybe showing how to go through a challenging time without falling into self-pity and despair, or available to offer help to someone in need.

 

The only real choice I have to make is will I resist what is, or will I accept it and move forward from here. No matter whether I think it is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ if it’s happening, it’s happening.

 

What will I do with what is? That is always the question.

 

Being present to ‘what is,’ is the prerequisite for enjoying life. Life is an extraordinary gift. What will I do with this gift today?

 

Today I will stay present to the whole of life, and to my inner Self, that I may feel the movement of the law’s of nature, the movement of God within me, so that I may choose with each moment to move joyfully in that direction myself. 

Bud Powell and Pancho, Studio City ca