Auspicious (adj): conducive to success; favorable.
“An auspicious occasion.”
- Dress up
- Smell good
- Eat an overpriced dinner
- Make small talk
- Feel important
That would be a breakdown of the auspicious occasions I have participated in during my life.
I scheduled these dates on my calendar and I looked forward to them, because they made me feel that I was successful, part of the gang and moving in the right direction. Yet as I look back on them, they ended up being some of the least important, most boring and useless moments of my life.
I don’t think any of us really grasp what an “auspicious occasion” truly is in relationship to our journey.
This is why we are dumb.
And we become a little less stupid as we begin to realize that the moments which are relegated to insignificance are when we actually define ourselves and our ultimate potential.
- A homeless person walks up and asks for help.
- My little son wants a book read to him just when my favorite TV show is coming on.
- We’re beginning a family vacation and we walk out to a flat tire, and my entire clan looks in my direction to see if I’m going to solve the problem or melt down.
- I have a chance to be creative, but it is a brief chance.
- I know my wife, my child, my friend or my lover needs to be comforted and I must escape my pride and take the time to put my arms around them
These are the auspicious occasions.
These are the times we either pump in fuel, creating a confidence for our lifestyle, or we drain ourselves of such gusto by self-incrimination.
Here’s a simple thought:
If you have to put a tie on to impress someone, in two weeks it probably won’t matter.
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