Conversation

 

BUDDHA:  “Cathy, did you wake up this morning and feel utterly ridiculous you wrote that you related to Me the most as an historical figure on that questionnaire?”

CATHY:  “You could say that.”

B:  “Why did you do it?”

C:  “Well..I was really thinking about before you became the Buddha.  Born into great wealth and never experiencing a smidge of discomfort until one day you saw outside the walls of the kingdom that the human condition IS suffering.  Then you just went and sat under that big ol’ tree saying you’d not get up until you understood what this whole shebang called life is really all about.  

B:  “Yeah, that was a helluva long haul, I tell you.  Worth it but man……”

C:  “I know it must have been horrible but I really understand getting to the point in life when nothing you buy or create or think or desire is really that interesting anymore.  Our world is so wonky these days and I feel helpless to change things. 

B:  “It was like that in my time, too.  So much heartache.  What’s the point?  That’s why I sat down.”

C:  “It is so hard to sit still.”

B:  “Tell me about it!”

C:    “Buddha, you just sat still and let all the ills of the human condition come at you with their arrows of seduction and vileness.  You just sat there and handled it.  I can’t even watch the news without feeling a little sick from the lack of honesty and just basic civility.  And then I’m in this big black wheelchair and I can’t handle being so STILL sometimes.”

B:  “Being human is an extraordinary privilege.  And it sucks.  And then it doesn’t.  And then it does.  Behind all of the theater is Peace.  It’s really the only thing worth going for.  Just sit down.  Don’t feel badly for saying you related to me so closely.  I’m glad you do.  I see you working hard to make sense of things.  Lighten up, love on Emma, love yourself as you do her and keep smiling at strangers.  We all have our own way of finding our way Home.”

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5 Responses to “Conversation”

  1. Dominique Mazeaud on March 2nd, 2017

    another little gem, dear Cathy. thank you so much for brightening my day.
    dominique

  2. Adele on March 2nd, 2017

    I LOVE that interview xxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Barbara on March 2nd, 2017

    Lovely! Made me smile.
    I know what you mean about the news, the world…Sometimes it just does not make sense. Its then I take time out to just sit outside and be still 🙂

  4. Rita Kindl Myers on March 3rd, 2017

    I loved it! A little bit of humour and stillness and acceptance can bring tranquillity of mind… Thanks for sharing

  5. catherine on March 5th, 2017

    Thank you. Have a very good day. Cath.

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