April 20, 2010

It Is What It Is

It is what it is. That seems to be my mantra these days. I am so anxious this week. Waiting on word for school acceptance, waiting to hear about a job, waiting to hear about daycare, waiting for divorce papers. It seems with all this waiting and wondering and my life's path dictated by some of these unanswered questions, I am nervous. I want to control the outcome of these situations, but cannot. I know there is only one who really controls my destiny. So I try put my burdens on the Lord, and the only thing I can say is, it is what it is, and what will be will be.


It seems that where it is hardest to find acceptance, is with other's decisions or views. Why is it so very hard to accept another person’s viewpoint? Not that we even have to accept it, but perhaps listen and accept they have an opinion. If we all agreed to disagree, would the world be a better place. Hard to say. Passion has started wars and stopped them. Now I'm not talking about genocide, but just personal views. What might be best for our kids and how we choose to raise them, or the beliefs that guide our lives?

On one side, we may feel so strongly opposed to one's view that we take it personally, and then go for the jugular; hurting them with words or actions to make them feel some pain because we feel somewhat slighted by their actions. And, on the flip side, why do we have to be so politically correct all the time? It seems we are too PC sometimes. Without passion, without courage to say what "shouldn't" be said, no progress will ever be made. That very right to speak our mind is what makes this country so great. The human part seems to get us into trouble.

"Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper" . ~ Albert Einstein

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