March 18, 2013 · 9:38 am


I was cooking dinner about a half hour after I arrived home from Dublin yesterday, when I noticed the light drastically change in the kitchen. When I looked outside, I was met with one of those eerie, almost apocalyptic-looking streaming sunlight on dark clouds situations. It looked cool, so I left the room to grab my camera. When I came back, I was met with this:



A beautiful surprise.

Aside from the serendipity of it all (A double rainbow! On St. Patrick’s Day!), it got me thinking as nature often does, and I found myself amidst a little epiphany. I’ve been kind of a ball of stress lately, as I think about my future and life and what I would like to do. I have many ideas, and I am passionate about many things. I am also a go-getter, so when I put my mind to something and it doesn’t pan out, it’s a bit of a bummer. All of this can be quite overwhelming.

This moment reminded me that I can do what I can for myself: work hard, practice what I love, etc., but in the end, the best things will probably come when I least expect it. Furthermore, there is no way of predicting how these things will unfold or just how beautiful they might be. In that respect, I need to just be and let it go. It’s not worth it to lose sleep over changes and moments that I can’t possibly foresee.
Mantra of the Week | The Pursuit of HippienessThere’s another quote to keep in mind by Deepak Chopra: “All great changes are preceded by chaos.”

For the record, it began to hail about five minutes after I snapped this photo. Unpredictable, indeed.


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