Monday, March 29, 2010


“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”

Agnes de Mille.

The intent of our lives is made known in our momentary, passing action—every decision made, no matter how minor. This is that which easily escapes our conscious minds. No matter how morally diligent we think we are, our decisions will tell the truth one way or the other.

We may wish to live a particular way and even reinforce it to great extent but unless we actually “do” the living of it, we’ll forever chase an unattainable mirage.

This is a great and timeless truth—we all identify with it.

The silent seconds tick by and by our very breath we make our way. In perfect linear fashion we breathe in and then breathe out and so on; a very classic symbol of the lives we lead; one decision following the previous one—all of which make the person—their very life.

And what on earth does all this mean for us?

We really must see that even with our most minute decision, the angels in heaven hold their breath in lively anticipation with what we’ll actually do. And yet, we’ll often think absolutely nothing of these decisions; perhaps until later on, or maybe never.

Living in the moment enough to entrap these processes is the very art of living with the context of destiny firmly in the forefront of both heart and mind.

That is the smart life.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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