Thursday, January 28, 2016


I live in a part of the world
Where spirituality is everywhere
Or perhaps I should say
Spiritually-minded people are everywhere.
I like this kind of thinking
We of this mindset
See the world more peaceful
Everything happens for a reason
Something  is neither good nor bad, only
 “It is what it's supposed to be”
And I get it
For the most part
But there are times when I must draw a line
Like a couple of months ago
I was traveling with a friend in my car
When all of a sudden

Damn it! It’s my brakes - again!
I hate this car!  Waa waa waaaaaaaaaaa!

“Don’t be so hard on your car," my friend said 
"It’s taken you many places 
Perhaps you need to learn something from this.”

Learn something? Are you frickin’ kidding me?
There's only one thing I've learned
And that's this car is a piece of crap!
There’s nothing spiritual about this
Is what I wanted to say
But he was dead serious
And I kept quite.  

Well, two days ago
Are you frickin' kidding me? Again?
So yesterday
A fourth trip to fix my brakes  
Ah, but this time to a new mechanic

“Whoever worked on your brakes before
Didn’t lube the calipers and brake pads
Yada, yada, yada," the mechanic said. "The brake
pads are worn and you need new ones."
(thank goodness my nephew speaks Spanish because
I have no clue how to say calipers in Spanish)

What am I supposed to take away from this experience?
What spiritual lesson do I need to learn
From three crappy brake jobs
By three crappy mechanics?  
Perhaps to keep going, searching, and finding?
Until I get the best?
And if that is the lesson I need to learn
I just hope the next lessons won't be as costly! 
What about you?
How much spirituality
Do you put into your day’s/life's events? 
And do you find lessons in everything? 



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If you didn't get into an accident, I'd say that was the blessing.
And you learned which mechanics to avoid!

Adam said...

I remember my brother getting his oil changed and having it leak all across the road. You'd think these mechanics would be smarter

Misha Gerrick said...

Hmmph. I know what you mean. I do believe that some things happen for a reason. Emphasis on SOME.

Personally, I have a thing about "power of positive thinking." Sure, sometimes, negative thinking is damaging. But I might "positively" murder someone next time they say I'm "thinking" myself into a cold or flu. (For example.)

Denise Covey said...

Hi Em-musing. I try to see a spiritual reason for everything, but I agree, when it comes down to the nitty gritty, it can be hard. But looking back, I can usually come up with a philosophy which suits. But our mind is a powerful tool for good or I choose to go with the good.
Thanks for your lovely comment at Misha's. And stick with the second mechanic!


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