Saturday, June 15, 2013

About Life's Troublemakers.


“My mother always said that I was born out of a bottle of vinegar instead of born from a womb and that she and my father bathed me in sugar for three days to wash it off. I try to behave, but I always go back to the vinegarWhen Dad was in one of his rare, fanciful moods, he told guests that the pixies left me on the doorstep because I bit their fingers too often. My favorite was always when Mum said that before I was born, it rained for seven days and seven nights solid, and when she went out into the yard to ask the sky what it was weeping for, I dropped out of the clouds at her feet and the sun came out. I always liked the idea of being such a bother that I affected even the weather.” ― Maggie Stiefvater

A little light-hearted post for this evening—and regarding the true purpose of life's little troublemakers.

We've all experienced, those snarly little sprites that find their way deep into our soul and shake it about with all of their might—and, leaving even the most well-grounded of hippie Buddhist spirits frazzled and worn.

And yet, even with all of the lessons learned on life's 'mat'—we still tend to spin wildly out of control.

These spiritual stinkers always seem to find the quickest way to wind up our own emotional vortex.

This is by far one of my most favorite videos, from the most brilliant Pema Chodron - and regarding this topic of troublemakers.

I know you will enjoy.