Nothing Personal

Why do bad things happen to good people is a question that generates a variety of concepts each constructing a solution to the fairness of life dilemma and how judgments of good and bad are to be made. When circumstances are examined closely there seems to be no direct evidence that there is a method of fairness existing here.  It certainly isn’t very comforting to maintain that stuff just happens, that there is no system of justice operating and we are all just here until we’re not.

Strange as it seems, this question arises for me when I look at a windshield splattered with remnants of what used to be a bug.  The bug was just flying along enjoying the day, not a care in the world and then in the blink of an eye it’s just bug juice on a windshield.  We think nothing of it, it just happened and that’s a bug’s life…. no plan, no justice, just happening, nothing personal about the bug’s life.

Of course, it appears that a human life is much more personal than a bug’s life because we’re so entwined with complex characteristics, memories and relationships.   I like the idea that my life is personal and important with purpose and would like to hold on to that idea.  However, nothing really makes sense to me except that the bug’s life is no less or no more important to the Absolute than my life….it’s really nothing personal….

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5 responses to “Nothing Personal

  1. Noticing the equality of self in things is a heartful mind experience. In unconditional love a hierarchy of thing’s value doesn’t exist as they are all of the same self. You might say we have a heart as pure as bug juice and it may be our purpose to notice and share this as you have here in your post.

  2. caimbeul

    Indeed. Brilliant insight.

  3. I appreciate the insightfulness of your post, however, once you introduced the bug splatting on the windshield, all I could think about was the opening of the movie “Men in Black” – which lead me down the path that it is humans writing the history, not the bugs… 😉

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