We shake each others' hands, slap a few high fives. We may even place our
emblem on the face of our defeated conquest. This is accomplishment at its
finest hour. Let us savor this temporary reward as we fortify ourselves in
this joyous strength.
Drinking from this cup of supplication, we venture confidently to confront
the ever-challenging circle ahead. With renewal and victory at our feet.
We briskly move through this city to claim our fortune.
Like soldiers we keep a proud, rhythmic pace of productive mileage for a
quite distance when we encounter an unexpected checkpoint. Ahead for miles
people have gathered.
The closer we get to the crowd, we notice two roads. One road going up and
the other heading down.
We struggled with what would be the fastest route but our instincts called
to our patience. Instantly, a voice reminds us; "Be tolerant of the
valuable lessons of our own and others, ups and downs!"
We are soon drawn to the front of the line and entering through the center
of a great wheel.
We step in and securely fastened ourselves to the seat of balance.
Now realizing that any other way of arrival, the high road or the low road
would never have been more centered than the natural one step at a time
approach of which we patiently selected. We really could have gone either
way and found ourselves, by chance, thrown off the wheel with the next
From this centered perspective we can see the full spectrum of the circle
as it surrounds us from our nestled hub. We need not be preoccupied about
the outcome leaving us hanging in the lurch. The wheel takes us rolling
through the unlimited possibilities of cyclic growth, chances and plans.
Centered, the wheel is like an amusement ride, or slot machine, designed
to keep things ever revolving and unpredictable. The big wheel keeps on
turning, bringing a deeper understanding of the random mysterious laws of
change and complacency at work. Hold on to your seat!