Sometimes you can't hardly tellSometimes You Can’t Hardly Tell What to Least Expect the Most! I learned this phrase from my husband’s youngest brother.  It’s a gem,eh?  I love the grammar, but mostly the find the sentiment really evocative — the not knowing, giving up being in charge, just being open to what arises… lots of good stuff 🙂

As I write this, I am in the middle of an on-line course with Hameed Ali, the teacher of the Diamond Approach.  He’s talking about Duality, Non-Duality, and Beyond.  Today I had a lovely personal interaction, where we engaged about how, when we are in the flow, just living are lives, in touch with Presence, and present, how we are not in charge, and how, by golly, sometimes we can’t hardly tell what to least expect the most!  How the Universe, Being, Life unfolds in surprising ways.  We can be open to what’s arising, be curious and open, or we can bemoan the way things are, struggle, try to “fix” the situation(s)…

If I open to “what to least expect the most”, I can relax, show up, do what seems appropriate and know that I am part, am actually intertwined with, and not separate from, all that is.  What a relief!  What a blessing!  What a miracle!

I came across Leonard Cohen’s blessing of a song, Anthem and I’d like to offer an excerpt here now.  It helps me remember to find the blessings everywhere, in particular, where I least expect ’em the most 🙂Sometimes you can't hardly tell

Here is the master Cohen, singing the Anthem himself.   Here’s some history about its origin.  Fascinating and fun. 

The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
Sometimes you can't hardly tell
Do you ever think it’s the Sacred shining down through the cracks in the clouds?  It certainly seems so to me!
Jill Schroder is the author of BECOMING: Journeying Toward Authenticity.  BECOMING is an invitation for self-reflection, and to mine our memorable moments for insights, meaning, and growth.  Check the website for a sample chapter, or see the reviews to get a flavor for the volume.  Follow me on Twitter, let’s be friends on Facebook :-)
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