This week I understand your Sufi Wisdom – “When life guides you to a new pathway, take the opportunity to feel the winds of change blowing the superficiality of your life away.” We have packed up and moved to Charlotte, N.C. — lock, stock, and barrel. Knowing virtually no one and with no employment or clients drawing us to this new world, you would be right to ask, “What were you thinking?” In responding, you might expect me to say, “I got carried away.” But truthfully all my instincts say follow this path into this new wilderness with none of my usual bearings to guide me.
All too often the paths of my past contained events that seemed to overtake me, and my life became a blur of confusion. My energy was consumed by one bewildering event after another. Finally, guidance came in a form I couldn’t fathom. I got sick and needed a new organ to live. Sufis say when you think you have life figured out, usually something happens to squeeze that thought out of our heads. We think we are the hunter and we discover we are the prey, and that God is hunting us rather than we him.
A hurricane has blown through my life, and I need to take the opportunity to pick up only what I need, and leave the rest and past behind. Ruth St. Denis once wrote, “I stand willingly in the way of storms, that all my dead leaves may swirl away and be lost.” Wish me “Bon Voyage” dear friend.