Nature has run its course (Everybody Knows)

If we are going to find harmony anywhere in this life it’s going to be in the little things. This means we have to embrace our faults and be nice to people as best as we can and it also means getting out of nature’s way.

When we force (or try to force) a round peg into a square hole we run into trouble. It doesn’t fit. It isn’t designed to fit and even though we want it to fit we will try our damnedest but ultimately we lose.

Nature always wins. Nature always works it out that way.

It’s a Taoist principle. Going with the flow is better than swimming up-stream. Bending with the wind is better than trying to withstand the tempest. Nature (in this case, the wind) will snap you in half.

Sometimes, it really helps to tune into what nature is doing in your own life. Look for the subtle little changes along with the very dramatic swings toward the all too obvious. Read the signals, study body language instead of listening to what is being said. Open your eyes! Pay attention.

93% of all communication is non verbal. So it’s not what is being said that is being understood. Actions speaking louder than words is what it boils down to.

check this out: http://www.minoritycareernet.com/newsltrs/95q3nonver.html

The other adage is “how can you tell when someone is lying?” His/her lips are moving. Dr. Gregory House and God are in total agreement on this “Everyone Lies” and we have to queue into this too.

The sad part is as life takes its twists and turns some people get knocked off course and we end up running in similar directions but not at the same speed or with the same determination. We all encounter road blocks and often we find some of our peers have continued to move forward when you might find yourself left in their dust.

In this case it’s just how selective life or nature is and can be. And since life works that way…some people, many things and most situations eventually change and suddenly you stop trying to keep up and declare that you just don’t give a shit anymore.

And no one would blame you.  

I have seen all of this slowly develop in our lives recently. I took a moment,  stopped long enough to look around and focus and I discovered that Nature has indeed run its course.

This means the pendulum has most definitely swung in the other direction, people have moved on (and I can’t fault them for that. We all have to keep moving forward) but it appears it will be a long time before some elements in our life will ever look the same again.

At the end of the day; Nature always runs its course.  

It’s just a fact of life. Nothing anyone can do about it.

Everybody knows….(*one of my favorite songs btw)

Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen)

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

 
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died

Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Ah give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it’s now or never
Everybody knows that it’s me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah when you’ve done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you’re in trouble
Everybody knows what you’ve been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it’s coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Oh everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows

 

-Nuff said.

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