[If good things come in small packages and a picture is worth a thousand words, then this short-film is worth your time. The idea behind my occasional Saturday Cinema selection is to give you something to think and pray about. Please share your thoughts and ideas by leaving a comment.]
When you think you control something,
It’s amazing how often we think
we’re in control of something when really we aren’t.
Control is an illusion, as I’ve said many times before.
We constantly make plans that
never actually turn out the way we envisioned.
‘If you want to make God laugh, make a plan,’ an old saying goes….
Consider the fish.
A fish swims in a chaotic sea
that it cannot possibly control —
much as we all do.
The fish, unlike us,
is under no illusion that it controls
the sea, or other fish in the sea.
The fish doesn’t even try
to control where it ends up —
it just swims, either going with the flow
or dealing with the flow as it comes.
It eats, and hides, and mates,
but does not try to control a thing.
We are no better than that fish,
yet our thinking creates the need for an illusion.
Let go of that thinking. Learn to be the fish.
— Leo Babauta