The Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Quandary, Qui Vive, Quote, A Fable out of The Child and The Prophet















Not knowing where The Prophet was or when he would return had The Child in a quandary.  Her sense of belonging dissipated; her goals disjointed.

Octavio


Octavio observed her sunken her face as he listened to her murmur.

“What you’re murmuring, Child?”

“I’m not murmuring, I’m quoting.”

“What?”

“’You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.’  This quote strengthens me when I’m confused, Octavio.”

“Who said it?”

“A man that couldn’t connect the dots but he trusted his gut, his destiny.”

“And your quandary?”

“It seems so complicated.  Know what I mean?”

“Yes. When I was small, I wanted to be big overnight, but it never happened. We develop as we pass through the stages. Progress is seen as we look behind us.”

“Yeah, The Prophet said I had to constrain myself to my course of action and stop trying to connect the dots. I wish he were here.”

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice," The Child said aloud. "And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

The Child


“Qui vive, Child?”

“What’s that, Octavio?”

“French.”

“I know, but what does it mean?”

“Long Lives who?”



“Yes! Vive le Proph├Ęte!” Said The Child and broke out into laughter.

Shalom Aleichem,
Pat Garcia





















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28 comments:

  1. Such wonderful advice. After the heavy words, finding this end on a chuckle was delightful. Nicely done!
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    1. Thank you so much, Darla, for your viewpoint.

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  2. Hello Pat! Just a note! I am enjoying your A to Z blog even though I am not commenting often. I love the characters that pop into the child's life. I love Octavia. I so loved that we can't connect the dots looking forward... Only backward. I suppose that is why God makes it that we can't see into the future. Think of the mess we would make of our lives if we could see our future! He knew best when he designed this philosophy for sure! Trust God with our future! Sometimes that is so difficult for us though! Hate to see the Child's journey end, but anxious to see the ending you have in store for us with the Child and the Prophet. Excellent writing, Pat!

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    1. Thanks Sis. Yes, there will be a closing. It is time for this manuscript to rise and find a home other than in my computer and in my heart.

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  3. This reminds me of one of my daughters, desperate to grow as tall as her friends, like today if at all possible.

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    1. I believe we were all like that when we were children. We couldn't grow up fast enough.

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  4. Another very big lesson--trust yourself--live your own life as truly as possible. Octavio may not look like a prophet, but he's acting wisely just like a prophet should.

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    1. Yes, he is. Octavio knows more than The Child thinks he knows.

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  5. That's a very good point about connecting dots backward. I suppose it is only after we have made all our mistakes that we see the pattern in them.

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    1. Steven Jobs was one of those persons I admired because of his tenacity and determination to be all that he thought he could be.

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  6. Sorry, I meant to come back sooner. I was away on vacation. I think I need to go back and catch up now. :)

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    1. I sincerely hope you enjoyed your vacation. A few days away from the computer does wonders.

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  7. Oh Patricia this is such an EXCELLENT post!! It is so true. I love the quote about following your own heart and intuition. This has great meaning to me. The Child is really becoming wise!

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend. I believe you're following your heart now and I am so happy to see you blooming.

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  8. Good Steve Jobs quotes, Patricia. I think there's something to be said about persistence, too. Yet, despite trust in myself and faith, despite my ability to connect the dots, I still exist in a quandary, flying by the seat of my pants as I do.

    Shalom,
    Samantha

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    1. Yes, there is. Steve Jobs was persistent. He kept persevering. My experience tells me that sometimes I have to let the quandary be there. Not fight it and wait for clarity.

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  9. Believe it or don't...I was just thinking about the "connecting of dots" and how you had to look backward to see them...and having confidence and excitement about the future's unrecognized "dots" that are to still be connected. Glad I stopped by and connected a dot today!

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    1. I believe you. The older I get the more I see that it is only when I look back that I am able to see.

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    1. Thank you very much.

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  11. A beautiful post. We must learn to trust and follow our heart.

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    1. So is it. Learning to trust and follow, but that is not easy to do because it means letting go and taking a risk.

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  12. The child has many questions like we all do. She is starting to make sense of her life, now.

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    1. Yes, she has many questions, but don't we all? That how we begin to make sense of our own lives.
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  13. Again, I love this! I really can't wait for the month to be over, so that I have the time to read them all, in order. =)

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  14. As children we always wish out life away. Can't wait until I'm 16, then 18, then 21 but quickly that turns around. Age 29 we wake up to the reality! LOL
    Beautiful post! Well done!

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    1. Oh yes! So true. If only we knew back then what we know now. It would change our perspectives and our demands.

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