Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Halley's Comet


She was a unique constellation of attributes; my Halley’s comet…but the universe is designed to break your heart, right?   ~ Jake, Must Love Dogs

How often have you found yourself thinking, “I need to pinch myself to be sure this is real?” No doubt, more often than you care to admit.  Being the creatures that we are, a bit short on faith and belief, it does seem that while we spend an inordinate amount of time searching for that dare-to-be-great situation, we often don’t see it when it is right in front of us.  It’s as if we can’t believe the universe would actually drop what we want in our laps so we are constantly looking around the bend for that next best thing.  What would happen then, if we actually slowed down, relaxed, took a breath and just let it be?  Are we capable of allowing that which makes us truly happy simply happen?

The world has conditioned us to reach for the brass ring.  It is with determination and unfaltering drive that has us searching for, well, that elusive Halley’s comet.  But sometimes, you find something so great, that you can’t believe it’s real so you essentially doom it before it even has a chance to marinate.  This is our downfall.  This is the dilemma.  It isn't the universe disappointing, but actually just us.  Perhaps it is a lesson to stop over-thinking, stop searching, and start believing.  After all, just because Halley’s comet only comes around once every 75 years, doesn’t mean that love (or something like it) might not be just around the corner.
  

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