I was having breakfast with my 88-year-old father the other day and he asked me if I wanted to play golf with him in August. I’ve never played golf, but before I answered him, I watched my mind say, “You’ve never played golf. You can’t just go out and play, especially with other people around (who could be in danger of getting hurt if you hit the ball in the wrong direction, and really, what are the chances of you hitting it straight?), you could really embarrass yourself and your father….”
I noticed a lot of excuses/reasons coming up and then realized that he asked me one question; “Do you want to play golf with me?” Not can you, should you, …only, do you want to. And I did. It sounded like fun to me. I have no idea how I am going to do it, but if it feels like a yes, then that is all I need to know. It is amazing how the mind can complicate life.
There is always an answer that leads us to more life. It isn’t hidden. We don’t need to mediate for 20 years, or even 20 minutes, to access it. It is the larger dimension of who we are. And it is beyond our reasoning minds; so much cleaner, faster, clearer,….it “knows” and it communicates to us by an inner knowing. ….and we think it to death by doubt and fear of the unknown. We don’t really kill it, but it is as good as dead if we don’t listen to it, don’t trust it.
Say yes to the adventure that is your life. Trust that your yes will open the door to something unimaginably wonderful. Start today.
“If I were dying, my last words would be: Have faith and pursue the unknown end.” Oliver Wendell Holmes