The Heart Of It

Peacefulness follows any decision,
even the wrong one.
Rita Mae Brown

This seems to be true. It might be due to the utter relief of making some kind of move, any kind of move, in ones life. A move large and far reaching or small and still far reaching. But the awareness of the long term consequences of small or large decisions are hidden to us. For the most part. Who knows what twists and turns will influence our decisions as we continue on our way.

It is not as if there is one final decision and then everything follows from there. Although one good decision, made for the right reasons, has the power to carry forward into future good decisions. The key lies in the ability to keep listening to those inner prompting, or the internal bell I mentioned recently, and steer by them. As best one can.

I’m particularly, acutely perhaps, aware of this need to keep listening and keep flexible because I, and another female monastic of our order, are standing on the brink of launching a project. The public face of it will be a website which I will tell you about when the moment comes to open it to the world. The subtle face, the spiritual dimension if you like, is one you will connect with because the heart and expression of our project are identical to the heart of Jade.

The merit of this post is offered to a young woman who has gone missing. And for all others in similar circumstances – anywhere in the world.

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3 thoughts on “The Heart Of It”

  1. It’s interesting how even ‘minor’ decisions (like choosing which cake to have/have not) can sometimes seem like ‘major’ decisions and that so called ‘major’ decisions (like choosing a new home or intended life path) can sometimes seem like ‘minor’ ones.

    Having read that back, it occurs to me that – musically speaking – ‘major’ and ‘minor’ are aspects that go together to create a symphony.

  2. I so loved this post. I particularly loved what you said, ” The key lies in the ability to keep listening to those inner prompting, or the internal bell I mentioned recently, and steer by them. As best one can.” I believe this is true. I wrote a short post on this idea here: http://fwd4.me/16kW if you care to read. Thank you for these true and comforting words. When we can get quiet and listen, we always know. I look forward to read more of you in the future!

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