Two little words.
Why not ?
They changed my perspective of life.
Taught me to accept life in all it’s flavours.
The positive and the negative.
The here and now.
And to go with the flow.
A remembrance of a long ago exchange….
The duet of one I had with Swami.
So gentle were the teachings.
Like dew falling upon a rosebud.
Friend Francis Bennet, put up this two word post the other day.
“ Pour quoi pas?
Why not? ”
Giving an explanation he said :
The founder of the monastic community I was in recently used to always say this with a big smile and hands raised in a shrug!
These two beautiful words. Many years ago, as I sat in quiet and silence, for darshan, Swami came out and tears just started pouring in an uncontrollable stream. I asked him within my heart, " Swami, you shower me with so much grace and this love divine, I don't even feel I deserve it...have never done any sadhana, nor prayer, nor the rigorous practices I see all these people around me doing, why me......" And just as quietly , with a smile, he answered, within my heart, "WHY NOT?"
Much later I understood. "Why me ?" is a state of feeling separate from the whole, from the flow of life, whatever that is at that point. I was at a juncture in my life where I felt nothing good could ever happen. Conversely there are people, who feel nothing negative can ever happen to them , and when it does, they too say "why me ?".... Why not?? This is life happening...anything and everything is possible...!!!
A comment :
Michel Sauve': The "why not" in context with not trying to argue with the here now!
So aptly put.
To be able to accept life in totality….
As it’s happening…
No matter what….
Two sides of the same coin….
No quarrel with whatever shows up…
In life, in me…