WISDOM COMES FROM DIVERGENT PLACES — Eckhart Tolle & Mick Jagger

Remember, if you are old enough, the British musical invasion of the 60s and 70s. One group that stood out and shockingly has stood the test of time (physically, not just their music) was/is the Rolling Stones.

The mind remains a black hole of wonder and mystery. How else can I explain how the lyrics from The Stones song You Can’t Always Get What You Want surged into my consciousness?  But it did. So please recall the following:  ….Oh you can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime you find you get what you need.…. ( Let It Bleed, 1969)

Now I am not assuming or even speculating the source or influence of those lyrics but it seems to me, now more than ever, that there is wisdom to be found within them.  The notion that life brings what we need to evolve spiritually is derived from ancient wisdom traditions, often from Eastern religions but sometimes that which we have “heard” many times in the past becomes “heard” again, as if new, at a much deeper level.  In effect, we finally “get it”.

And then there is Tolle’s statement, once again a restating of ancient truths:  Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.

 Will these statements of wisdom change your life? Perhaps, perhaps not. But if the message does resonate with you then consider the possibility that your attitude about what is occurring in your life will change. Adversity will not be regarded as some cosmic punishment. You will be able to discard the victim role you have been playing (which doesn’t work anyhow).  It may offer you the courage to move on with life and to accept what cannot be changed and remain grateful for the opportunity to learn from it.

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