Imagine being a tiny seed. First, in order to gain consciousness, you have to be thrust deep into the bosom of Mother Earth. And when life touches you with its grace, there has to be a hustle for survival; for water, nutrients, and sunlight. ”Behind mountains are more mountains”. We are all seeds planted in the river of time. The question ”why” is rendered irrelevant the moment we are sown. All that matters now is the hustle to grow.
“”Wherever you stand, be the Soul of that place.””Rumi
If suddenly we are asked to take on bigger responsibilities, we must be prepared to carry them as long as it is ours to carry, much akin to what Frodo did. After all, by his own admittance, the ring brought him a sense of chagrin. “”……I am not made for perilous quests. I wish I had never seen the ring! Why did it come to me? Why was I chosen?”” The predicament Frodo finds himself in greets us often. Invariably, we keep on asking the same question over and over again.
There is great power in ”acceptance”. It allows us to perceive things from a higher perspective. We are no longer bound by the old ways, having understood that the only path possible is the way forward. We must do what has to be done. If a ring is found and we must carry it across the world, then we have to pack our bags and leave. Of course, this is not to say that certain other times will call for us to stand our ground and fight. The essence of life is knowing which is which.
”Why was I chosen?”. ”Such questions cannot be answered,” said Gandalf. ”You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess: not for power or wisdom, at any rate. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.”