Several times this week I have had to use my GPS TomTom to navigate into unknown territory, and I found myself going through a process of surrendering to the instrument and not relying on my own sense of direction (which is most often wrong, I might add, but nevertheless, it is my own).
As I was following TomTom’s voice and map, I could sense myself resisting, just as Luke Skywalker resisted the force as he learned the art of the Jedi Knight. And I could hear the master’s gentle guidance, “Just relax, just let it happen. Don’t focus on fear. Trust.”
Our GPS system is a wonderful metaphor for our soul’s training in this boot camp of life. There is God’s Will and there is our Ego’s will. The Ego would rather trust it’s own limited knowledge of what is right and wrong action instead of trusting God and the Unknown, or the Universe, or Life, if you need different names for the Force.
Taoism called it the Tao, Buddha called it Dharma, Jesus called it the Holy Spirit, Yoda called it the Force, and I call it the Universal GPS. Whatever you call it, the surrender is the same.
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This post was written by ed on June 25, 2008