Railing against the skies howling, "It's not fair! Stop it!" would be non-acceptance of what is
Right. Resisting the rain, or my reaction to it, non-acceptance. Ego, thought, emotions etc, natural forces of nature, just like the rain.
clare wrote:Phil, I can barely keep a straight face when typing this - if we had no agendas, what would be the point?
Well Sister Clare, let's consult the scriptures for an answer to your question. Before Reverand Phildog takes this too seriously and begins a sermon, we'll turn now to page 34 of our hymnal. Sister Dionne will lead us in song.
What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give
or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
what will you lend on an old golden rule?
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie,
I know there's something much more,
something even non-believers can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.
Without true love we just exist, Alfie.
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie.
When you walk let your heart lead the way
and you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.
POSTSCRIPT: Guru Kathynanda informs me I am old enough to know about the original movie, but too old to know about the the recent remake of this movie. So you see, knowing, and nothingness, can exist within the same form.
PPS: I know Clare's mention of Alfie was an off the cuff reference. But wow, upon listening to this song again, it's amazing how well it fits here, eh?