EvenAfterAll this timeThe sun never says to the earth,“You oweMe.”LookWhat happensWith a love like that,It lights theWholeSky.~Hafiz
The past few days I’ve been wrestling with some questions…
What is the point of the Acceptance Project if I never ever get accepted to grad school? Is it just that I have to accept the fact that I’ll never be accepted?
Why did I do all of this blogging…this record keeping, anyway? What’s the point of it all?
And why am I struggling so much with the idea of failing AGAIN to get accepted to grad school? Even though I know that my past two failures have been a catalyst for such amazing personal growth...and have brought sooooo many unexpected blessings into my life!
Haven’t I learned yet to trust that everything happens for my good?
I’ve been struggling with this uncomfortable feeling that the Universe must OWE me something…
I’m like… “Look, Universe…Don’t you see all the work and love and time that I’ve put into this grad school thing…Don’t you OWE me some success at this at some point, here? I mean…HONESTLY, what gives?”
Then I read that poem by Hafiz this morning (above)…and it was as if I was struck by lightning while staring at the page!
“OMG! Virginia!!! Nobody owes you ANYTHING…and certainly not the Universe.”
When my heart is I the right place and I’m able to step out of my own ego…I know that I am REALLY doing this Acceptance Project to “light up the sky” in my own small way...because I can.
Wayne Dyer gives a great explanation of this poem in his book Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. I’ve quoted him below…
“Imagine if the sun needed attention and demanded accolades for its efforts – it would shine only where it felt most appreciated or when it received payment for that life-giving energy! Soon the world would be partially shut off from the sun’s magnificence, and ultimately the entire planet would be covered in darkness as wars erupted over ways of appeasing the “sun god”…Seeing yourself as important and special because of your artistic talent, for instance, is walking the path of ego. Walking the path of the Tao means that you express appreciation for the hands that allow you to create a sculpture...Change your life by consciously choosing to be in a state of gratitude.”
It’s sooooo good to be reminded of these things.
GIVING!!!…THAT’S THE POINT…and being grateful that I have something to give...I am super grateful for that every day.
So go…Go “light up the sky” in your own unique way.
No one else may notice…but you’ll know you're adding your light to the earth…and that’s what matters.