This article appeared in the Opal Rising magazine NOVEMBER 2021 issue
How much smoother our progress through life would be if we had a full-scale orchestra accompanying us everywhere we went—with a background soundtrack to our lives.
From the music they are playing we would recognise immediately when danger approaches and when danger recedes, know straight away whether the person we just met is a future friend or otherwise and, most important of all, would perceive unmistakably if and when a romance is looming, thus sparing ourselves any possible future heartbreak.
We would have no problems deciding when the time is right to feel serene and when to feel concerned, when to give time to quiet reflection and when to devote ourselves to action.
There would be no regrets or anguish over our past decisions, for we would know exactly what effect our actions would have on our lives.
The sound we would wait most impatiently and longingly for would be the music that would tell us we have finally arrived at the point where all of our struggles are over; that we have achieved all we could ever possibly achieve; that we have fulfilled our potential to the fullest extent and thus we now can at last begin to live “happily ever after.”
The trouble is, we have not learned how to listen to it properly and how to correctly interpret the messages it is sending out to us. It is as if we have a problem comprehending whether what we just heard was, for example, a soothing tune or an ominous tune.
If only we would commit ourselves to learning the meaning of the whole range of these tunes and to developing our awareness to the point where we would pick up every sound, no matter how quiet or subtle, emanating from this soundtrack.
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