Sometimes we wish for things we are not ready to face. Then they happen, and we are caught by surprise, empty-handed, not knowing what to give back, how to reply to the bigness presented, how to return to life what it has made such a great effort to arrange.
If I am not prepared to handle something, what am I doing wishing for it? To screw up? Instead I should use that time to get ready, so when I receive it, I can excel at its appropriate management.
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
But our enthusiasm should not be greater than our discernment. We should think things through before craving wildly.
On another note, this week I keep getting asked if I'm in love. They say I have this glow about me, and that I'm really happy and floaty and pretty- you know, like that brightness people get in those cases. And they won't take No for an answer. I just think it's really, really funny. I think it's because a part of me just loves the way things are right now. I might be in love... with life! Ha! :P
(Of course, meditation does wonders...)
“Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” - Dalai Lama