This is #47 of 108 Ways to Livin’ the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny, and delicious moment at a time.
#47 of 108: Listen Carefully to Bob Dylan
I heard the sound of thunder that roared out a warning; I heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world…and I’ll reflect from the mountain so all souls can see it…t’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard. And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall.
As I look out my window at Hurricane Sandy‘s shadow looming over New York City, I have to remember there’s a force much greater than anything created by our military might or technology.
In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that if a nuclear bomb were detonated in the eye of a hurricane, it would have zero impact. Such is the power of Mother Nature.
But Sandy isn’t just a hurricane, she’s a “Perfect Storm” with conditions so rare that meteorologists everywhere are bustin’ their britches.
Spiritual types would argue this type of storm making landfall directly in the nation’s most populous region is karma, similar to how Hurricane Katrina was shedding karmic light on the Gulf’s gap between rich and poor.
The Native Americans would say that “the forces of nature are always in alignment with the Great Spirit’s will.”
Just something to think about it:
If you live in Sandy’s strike zone—or are like me, fascinated by big weather events—consider that the message today is not to listen to the meteorologists, but to Mother Nature. Through her rumbling and raining and squalling, maybe she’s trying to tell us something.
How can you listen better?
If you share the sense that there are messages we’re missing because we don’t know how to listen, I invite you to join me for a series of week-long online sessions I will be leading in 2013.
There is a Native American saying, “Listen, or your tongue will make you deaf.”
We all do it. Too much talking, doing, acting…and not listening, trusting, healing. It’s all about becoming a Momenteer! It’s all about getting back in touch.
To express interest…email firstname.lastname@example.org and write Momenteer! in the subject line. The first of these sessions begins in January.
Editor: Lynn Hasselberger
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