October: Breakthrough

“Go Ahead, Stumble”

by Dr. Larry Morris

Dear Friends, Aurobindo said, "By your stumbling, the world is perfected." We think we need to be perfect or that there is a right way to deal with whatever is happening in our lives. But it may be we just need to take the next step even if we have to stumble into our solutions. Like falling in love, we don't necessarily make our breakthroughs in life happen. At best, we can make them welcome. Perhaps this is a good time to remember to let ourselves be open to the way our life is already working, rather than to force ourselves to fit the way that no longer works for us.

“Have a New Breakthrough”

by Dr. Larry Morris

Edmund Wilson once said, "If I could only remember that the days were not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart."  When we find that our days have become too predictable, boring and tedious, perhaps we are playing it too safe. Maybe we are resting on yesterday's breakthrough instead of being open to a new realization today. The glow of insight or revelation that was once so profound and meaningful may have died with time. What was fresh and alive can become spoiled if held onto too long. If we buy a butter lettuce and put it in our refrigerator for say 3 or 4 weeks, no matter how fresh it was at first, it is now beyond the pale. We reach into our crisper and draw out a slimy blob of decayed goods. So too with our old breakthroughs. We have to be willing to release the good that was good in its time for a greater and fresher good to come to us now.