POEM: If You Don’t Know What You Want

If you don't know what you want from

You are quite likely to get it

This two-line poem deals with a basic theme of : discovering what you want from .  Of course, the starting place for this is not knowing what you want from life.  This is a universal .  Nonetheless, if you continue in life not knowing what you want from life, you will probably end up where you are headed.  Worse yet, if you don't even know where you are headed, then you certainly cannot know where you are likely to end up.  The second line is the real twist that can be taken several ways.  First, what you are quite likely to get is not knowing.  Second, you'll end up where you're headed, which can be problematic if you don't want to continue in that same direction or if you don't even know which way you're headed.  Third, and my favorite, is that life will bestow upon you a measure of and you may actually get what you want from life not even necessarily knowing what that is.  This is an axiom of one of my favorite personal sayings that never gives me what I want, always gives me something better.  This is the type of metaphysical that I am prone to meditate upon.  While this is not an for not spending and effort discovering what you want from life, it is a recognition that our ability to fully see what is good for us is limited, and 's can key role in and interacting with the can be scary.  can also be full of .  One of the things I want from life is to be open to the graceful possibilities and that transcends my finite and my veiled .  May you abundant surprises full of grace.

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