How To Honor

Written by: Richard Bates

...I could do anything....I could...
...any-thing...
...action is action....
...what you are doing is of minimal importance...

....there is no difference between folding clothing and sweeping the floor...
...both need movement.... Why favor any particular movement over another?

...that's what doing has me doing.... 
....it has me moving, thinking, deciding, processing, interacting with life.....
....but is it any different for a math teacher than it is for an accountant?

....I don't think so....every exercise requires execution...every proceeding is after a 
result...

...it's all the same...


.... but then I see so many people love what they do....
...they choose a specific activity that coincides with what feels rewarding...
....but again, what is it about that particular action that makes it any different from 
another so much as to make a person like folding clothes MORE THAN sweeping the 
floor?

...for me I don't know....
.... its as elusive as the most profound mysteries....


....AND, if everyone can know what they love to do, how do I choose for myself if I 
find all things alike...? 

....I sit for many many hours contemplating what job should be my vocation...
...What practice should I give my life over to?

....I ask myself what interests me, what do I like learning about...
....but I love everything...EVERYTHING!

...politics...history....flowers... sowing clothing... singing...writing poetry....
..."its all good!"...literally...

...I always circle around, back to the same place...
...I could do anything...I could...


....everything is rewarding as long as you participate with the goal of feeding your 
spirit more knowledge and wisdom of how to honor the gift of life...

....but knowing this gets me no closer to knowing what I'm supposed to do...

...SO... I pray...
and pray and pray and pray...
...and search myself... and ask others, and try things to no avail... 

...and since I don't know for myself, I ask God to show me....
... I'll do what HE wants me to do...
...there's nothing that could be more rewarding....

...but He hasn't answered my prayer, so I wander still... 

...waiting to know...
....waiting to accomplish...
....waiting to set goals...
....waiting to feel fulfilled....
...waiting....