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[Classic post from 10-19-15]
I was out walking Charlie on such a beautiful day yesterday. I was thinking about some problems that require solutions and of course, there was I, deep in the thick of the “curs-ed how’s” that Mike Dooley talks about all the time. I’ve said the same thing in a different way via the sign on my wall still after many years that says, WHAT is MY job, HOW is GOD”s job. Yet my thick-headed stubborn ego thinks it can solve everything. I know better, but then again, I don’t if you know what I mean.
As I was walking the phrase, “that’s way beyond my pay grade,” came into my mind, and I thought, how true that was. I can’t make it rain no matter how hard I try, or how smart I think I could become, but the Universe can and does all over the world. My powers are pretty much useless in comparison with what the Universe has at its disposal. I have to learn to pass it off more often. It’s way beyond my pay grade. I haven’t got the clearance for that level. I have to just let go of that rope of resistance and give that dilemma to a far higher power and trust in that source.
The next thought on the walk I had was to consider how much time and energy I have spent in my life trying and trying and trying to solve things that were beyond my pay grade. Thousands of hours easily. What a waste of effort and emotion.
There are plenty of things that I can solve. Simple things. Those other things where I don’t seem to have the resources or the connections or whatever, I know are not my domain. The more I hold on trying to figure them out, the more I experience those things. And, I don’t even want to speculate how many times I think it was solved and instead, I created more problems.
Better To Know My Limitations And My Place In The Scheme Of Important Matters.
Spread Some Joy Today–by focusing there instead of on the problems we think we have.