Life from the ordinary human perspective is not always certain, is it? We can meticulously plan until the end of time, but there is always the possibility that something may not go as planned. How do we usually handle ourselves when stuff happens? Anything from not getting the pair of shorts you ordered in the mail to not getting the job you thought you were going to for sure get. To "losing" a loved one to cancer, to seeing the world you thought you knew fall apart before your eyes. From the micro to the macro. And everything in between.
If we allow the outside world to govern our inside world then we are in for one helluva ride. The ups and downs would be tremendous. Enough for you to feel like life is actually random and scary. And truthfully (and unfortunately), that is the world we are born into. One where we are taught that there are victims, victors, winners and losers. WIth that primitive mindset, the world will really appear a dark and scary place. Many of those who are in control of the world would love for you to keep believing that. Keeping your eyes closed to any other possibility.
But in fact, once you follow one thread of life and see how that thread connects to another thread, and so on and so forth, endlessly, you can truly start to see the interconnectedness of all things, from the macro to the micro. You will know full well that life is not random, that life is magical, mysterious and that you are creating your life in a moment by moment basis in a shared reality.
So how do we handle ourselves when life throws us a couple of lemons? Or a cannonball? Do we allow that to be our truth and let everything we learned fall to the floor? Do we allow our emotions to guide us? Or do we allow the truth within us to govern our internal peace? Your life is a living painting, where you are the master or amateur artist, where you get to paint the picture of your life in every moment.