One of the synchronicities life is so full of:
My wife picked up the copy of Astronomy I am reading, looked at an article called Is there something we don’t know about gravity? and read out loud…
Spacecraft flybys and the moon’s orbit aren’t following predictions. Whatever is causing this could usher in a new theory of gravity.
As a punchline, the lyrics of the music we are listening followed with Ohhh you have too much fun breaking all the rules.
This is another reminder of how life is full of pointers and questions for practice. We create stories about the world, including through science, and life show up differently. It is not limited by our stories or rules. And that is beautiful, there is no problem there. But if we take those stories – any story – as true, we are in trouble. Or rather, we perceive life as trouble.
Oooh just trouble
Oooh you’re trouble
Mmm just trouble
In the beginning, we may want life to conform.
Get your back against the wall
Put your hands up Mr. Small
I am here to set you straight
I dont have time to argue your way
Then, we may realize that this is life’s habit. It will always show up differently from my stories about it.
The more I begin to understand
The more I find you’re such a bad man
And then we may realize the freedom in releasing ourselves from stories, releasing the stories from being taken as true.
Ohhh you have too much fun breaking all the rules
Ohhh maybe so much fun I just might break them too
I can still use conventional stories as my guide for how to live in daily life, and mostly will. But I know they are just stories. Just mental field fabrications. All within my own world of images. There is a new freedom around them. I don’t need to limit life, others or myself by taking them as true. I can rest in what is more true for me: I don’t know.
Of course, this may – and often does – mean a thorough investigation of stories I take as true, and not just once but many times. I notice a sense of unease, the belief behind it that clashes with life as it is, maybe also underlying and supporting beliefs, and inquire into them, one at a time, sincerely, to find what is genuinely more true for me than these stories. And what is more true is not a story.