June is half over and then we begin the second half of the year, 2011.
Life and death do not cooperate with us as we attempt to determine our direction and rate of speed. We understand in our heart of hearts that there are no guarantees. We remind ourselves that to live today for today is what we are given. But, we want more and we would like to have input in what is coming.
As the needs of our resident population change at Adagio, I too easily worry the “what ifs.” I waste time repeatedly considering possibilities when I could be mentally creative and productive on a more manageable subject. I get disgusted with myself when I realize I am “reviewing the situation” yet again.
I Binged “worry” and was given a sensible perspective from Shantideva, a ninth-century philosopher.
“If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying?
If you can’t solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying?”
Jesus taught, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34