But where's the fun in that? This was what the sign said on the window of a store in the mall that my friend and I were at this afternoon. I laughed, as did he, at the irony of it all. This, to us, was a Universal message for all. The Universe could tell us what's coming, but that would indeed ruin all the fun that we have along the road of life, and the element of surprise about what ends up around the next bend. Let's face it, we can look at the unknown as a terrifying thing, or we could look at it as a Christmas or Birthday present that we have not yet had the opportunity to open.
I prefer the latter over the former. I have always enjoyed the element of surprise in my life. Although not much escapes this shaman dude, there are some things that I just don't want to know about before they happen. That way I have the fun of enjoying the rush of excitement as the event unfolds. If I were to have known ahead of time what was about to happen to me all the time, I would not have become who I am today. In fact, I would not have even become a shaman. This is a rewarding job to have, but not without a LOT of work and a LOT of strife along the way. The rewards are deeply felt, so I am glad that Spirit chose me. But had I known in the first place what I was getting myself into, I would have run like crazy. I am so glad that I had not known. That way I was able to live more in the moment and less in the fear of the future. I still don't want to know. Yes, I get glimpses of possibilities. But I don't hold the Universe to those possibilities. I hold myself to them if they are something I would like. I only hold myself to them, however, as long as they remain something I like. Other than that, I am completely open to the many abundant possibilities that the Universe has for me. This makes me a much happier person.