Friday, 6 May 2016

May 6, 2016 Chautauqua

Beth's Ponderings
   Ever try to do something by following a precise set of instructions, or tasks, only to end up with far different results than you expected?

   Whether it was following a recipe, making a model, following a map, or following a work procedure somehow you ended with an unexpected result no matter how precisely you made sure you were doing exactly what the instructions said.

   While I believe that overall life is ultimately very simple (wake up each day and breathe!), there are countless factors that contribute to whatever we do in this life.  No matter how hard we try. we cannot identify, nor even consciously know, every possible factor or contingency or impact.

   Everything in our lives is connected, and we are all connected to each other.  So much so, that a simple blink of an eye has the potential to totally change not only our own lives, but the lives of everyone around us.

   And that is just the human factor.  There is also the atmosphere around us - the air we breathe, the food we eat, gravitational pull, the electromagnetic and energy currents all around us.  Lest you think that humans have powerful effects on the world, the sun’s electromagnetic field has considerably more sway over us than most people are aware of.  For example, a person’s heart attack most likely has less to do with lifestyle, and more to do with how susceptible they are to solar activity.

   It has now been three years since I had my physical collapse (I know, hard to believe) and I’m now “officially” at 60% healthy!  While we can adjust factors such as diet, activity, and stress levels - all factors that are or can be contributing to my level of health - there is so much that is completely out of our control.  So much so, that we can’t even identify it to change it.  And yes, I find that very frustrating some days!

   It is at times like this, that we need to remember that we can only do our best, and then accept whatever results we get.  Now that doesn’t mean we say we have no choice and give up.  It means we acknowledge our results, and then make the next choice or tweak, and so on.

   Because, some days we are totally surprised with excellent results.


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