I have no idea.

Okay, that's not completely true.  In a few minutes, I'll put on some underpants, eat some breakfast, and go to work.  But speaking in the larger sense, I really have no earthly idea.  I've got a lot of irons in the fire.  I'm trying to get back in shape, working on a third novel, have some other life plans up in the air which are pretty big deals, just started a new job, too.

Every so often I hit some snags, and setbacks.  But then I'll rally, and move ahead.  Recently, I re-watched a movie I absolutely adore, Meet The Robinsons.

The movie is, in large part, about moving forward through adversity, even when you're unsure what to do.  One of the characters in the film, Cornelius Robinson has the motto, "Keep moving forward."  I like it.  It's got a very Taoist flavor to it.

There's a scene in the film where the villain, The Bowler Hat Guy has every part of his evil plan solidly trumped and just has no idea how to go on.

When this happens, he's utterly hopeless, completely defeated.  (Sorry, spoiler.)  

But that's just a perspective.  Lately I've come to see that there's great power and freedom in not quite knowing how the story ends.  I like not knowing what comes next.

AuthorMako Allen
Categories365 Gratitude