Staying in the Mix

It seems to me that our three basic needs,

for food and security and love,

are so mixed and mingled and entwined

 that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.

 M.F.K. Fisher

This quotation reminds me of the Oneness of us all, the wholeness of the human experience. So often I single out—separate to solve.   

It is not that each need cannot use a day of airing out, an examination to be sure all is well. That’s healthy. Yet, if all seems well, I’m tempted to make sure it stays that way. sunday-anhingas-0313

“Don’t fix what ain’t broke” is its own kind of sense except I am not a stagnant being. To be alive is to change; it is the essence of my nature.

Love will wither if left all on its own; as well will the body hunger if nourished without love; what was once a secure sense of being tumbles quickly into a fearful one.

It is the mix and mingle—the entwining— that restores my balance. Oneness is the constancy, the backdrop against which the chaos of life plays out.

Separate, I cannot “straightly think” of the mix and mingle that is me.

Aim for Even posts offer equanimity in daily doses. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page.

 

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