I love this card from StoryPeople (a great little website- where you can sign up to receive the story of the day for free. Check the links.)
They come up with all these short pithy “stories” that have a rather amazing way of showing up at just the right time. Things like:
"I only promise the little things. The big things don't pay attention to what I want anyhow."
"this is a magical beast that holds the secret of light & shadow in a safe place in her heart & when it has been too long grey, she starts to dance & laugh & cry & sing & the sunlight fills her up & spills in wild abandon back into the world again"
"I finally settled on Buddhism, she said, but it's more than just a fashion statement. I've always done some of my best work in my bathrobe."
And then they add a drawing of these colorful people.
So, this Christmas having finally found my way through one hell, hard year I received this card, “…& there may be many things we forget in the days to come, but this will not be one of them,” which brought tears all round, and which I still hold onto and treasure…
Then the other day it hit me, “Story People” - we are the people who tell ourselves all these stories. Noble stories, funny stories, tragic stories… all these stories that Eckhart Tolle and Adyashanti have so clearly shown cause all the Trouble. All these stories that the ego spins to hold itself separate and special and ultimately ignorant. If I didn’t know for sure before, I do know now- just how subtle, delicious, seductive remaining ignorant can be.
So, what’s your favorite story?
I think mine regards “the seeker.”
But, that’s another story.