We try to clean it up, make it tidy, find closure, acquire wisdom, attain peace. We thrash at it, angst over it, worry it to death, think it through, give up on it, rise above it, fall in love with it.

And life laughs in our faces, wondering how it got stuck in our heads that we had a talent for anything other than riding the juicy current it so generously offers – why we would take on any other job than simply holding that offering in our hearts?

So embrace the sacred and the profane, acknowledge the idiot and the sage, take delight in the shallow and the profound, accept peace when it’s given and find your path through the heart of conflict. Hold gently both love and loss – and let them all pass with reverence.

Accept life’s wild ride, surrender your self to it, and discover a richness beyond imagining.