A Meditation

“This life is designed to overthrow you. Nobody masters it. Nobody masters it.” ~ Leonard Cohen

That sentence carries tremendous weight, as does life. No one gets out alive or intact. No one. What do we do when at last we see that there is nothing that works for very long? We may relax just a little bit. We may become more honest with ourselves. We may understand why we feel such a deep restlessness that cannot be assuaged.

I am the same as you. We are all cut from the same cloth. It may appear different but it is the same. It gets wrinkled and shrinks, unfortunately. Still, we have to wear it as gracefully as we can. As lightly as we can. Not easy, not easy at all.

So Leonard has been laid to rest in a place where we may visit. I don’t plan on making that journey. It would be too much for me. But then, everything is too much for me. That is God’s plan.

Best to lay the plans aside and let God work out his plan on us. The house will fall. The rafters will collapse. This is our salvation.

Vicki Woodyard


  1. Lovely and true, Vicki. I love the quote, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” We have to let go of the ego’s need to control our circumstances and realize there is absolutely nothing we control. We just have to stay centered and in touch with our higher consciousness – a constant struggle.


  2. No wonder I am feeling as if life is overthrowing me! I love you,Vicki. I’m actually taking some deep belly breaths and relaxing a little not.


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