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Stumbling Toward Ecstasy

I’ll begin with a quote by Sri Aurobindo.

“By your stumbling, the world is perfected.” Sri Aurobindo

Well, I literally stumbled into my car door yesterday, quite ungracefully at that.  I ended up needing to get stitches the this morning as it was no minor cut, but a deep gash.  Technically, I am not sure how it happened, but I managed to pull it off.  There may be a crew of psychiatrists looking into that.  🙂  And when it happened, though I was in significant pain, I couldn’t help but laugh.  I imagined my new coined nickname to be Scarface.  Yes, I know a little dramatic, but the thought made me laugh amidst the stinging pain.  Whatever grace I may have on the mat at times, I make up for by the general klutziness in my life.  It all balances out.  But the lesson, as I always seem to search for one, is to …slow down, approach car doors really slowly.  🙂  But more seriously, take experience with a grain of salt.  Find a way to laugh as you sometimes stumble through life.  Move through it with a sense of playfulness, a smile or at least remember how to return to that smile when it may be hardest to.  It makes the most uncomfortable of experiences somehow a little better.  Don’t take the stumbles, the failures too hard.  They are all stepping stones of experience along the current of life.  Sometimes you find yourself perfectly perched on them, other times they are a little slippery; you may falter, you may even fall off and find yourself overwhelmed by the current, completely soaked until you can find your way back up.  But know that that too is part of your path.  “The unwanted circumstances become the path.” ~ Debra Bock.  Within that path, that journey, return to your smile, your home, as often as you can.  Through your stumbling, the world is perfected.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mo #

    Yoga can sometimes make me feel like I’m banging my head against a wall, but you took it to a whole new level!

    December 2, 2010
  2. herb #

    Gracefully said, Sheila:)

    December 2, 2010
  3. shefskitchen #

    Somehow, this post really makes your voice shine through. I like this part:
    Find a way to laugh as you sometimes stumble through life. Move through it with a sense of playfulness, a smile or at least remember how to return to that smile when it may be hardest to. It makes the most uncomfortable of experiences somehow a little better. Don’t take the stumbles, the failures too hard. They are all stepping stones of experience along the current of life.

    December 2, 2010
  4. Priis #

    Love it!!!! You funny!! 🙂 And full of grace!!

    December 5, 2010

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