From the Editor's Computer
I was reading a book on Celtic Wisdom not that long ago. One of the pieces of ‘ancient wisdom’ imparted was that we all live by a three-fold principle. The three parts are:
- The necessity to suffer.
- The necessity to accept change.
- The importance of choice, or the exercise of free will.**
The Celts believed that suffering is a gift. We know that we are going to experience pain and suffering throughout our lives, so why not learn from it, embrace the experience to grow into a better, stronger person, and then let go of the pain and move on.
It is said that the only constant in life is change. The Celts realized that while change comes in our lives from forces outside of us, it is what is inside of us that determines how we respond to the challenges of change in our lives. Again, embrace the growth and learning, but release the pain and misery.
Often we make a decision, but we don’t follow through...or we hope by not making a certain decision our lives will not change. It is the first two parts that make the third so important...many things will happen to you but nothing will remove from you your option to choose. You are the one in control of your life and it is you who must chart your course.
**Clan of the Goddess by C.C. Brondwin