Who’s To Say?

 

I had a terrible time sleeping last night. I kept imagining some impending doom and gloom, in regards to the today’s election. I spent two hours tossing from one side to the other, going over the various scenarios and reasons why things would not go the way I wanted.

But then I came to myself.

I remembered a story about the man who’s most prized and valuable horse ran away from the farm. His neighbors came to console him, telling him how terrible and awful it was. He responded: 

“maybe so, maybe not, who’s to say?” 

And then when the horse returned, leading a pack of beautiful wild horses that would surely add value to his farm, his neighbors came to celebrate with him, telling him how wonderful and great it was. He responded: 

“maybe so, maybe not, who’s to say?”

And then his son broke his leg trying to tame one of the wild horses, leaving him unable to perform his duties around the farm for a long period of time. His neighbors came to discuss how sad and unfortunate it was! He responded: 

“maybe so, maybe not, who’s to say?”

And finally, when the military came knocking on his door looking for able-bodied men to join the front line of the war, they found his invalid son and moved on to other houses. His neighbors came by to congratulate him and tell him how good it is that his son will not have to go fight on the front line. He responded: 

“maybe so, maybe not, who’s to say?”

*deep breath of relief*

I am so glad for knowing this lesson, for having developed a space within myself that reminds me of the truth of things. Just because my candidate wins does not necessarily mean things will work out the way I like. And if my candidate loses, it does not necessarily mean things will work out so horrible and terrible. NONE OF US, even our elected officials and the corporate/private interests they represent, ARE IN CONTROL. 

Life Is Happening. God Is Happening.

That is all for now.

(go vote though, for real)

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