May 19, 2015, Chino Valley- I had an uneventful drive to/ from Chino, today, in a rented Ford Focus. My Nissan, which will shortly be my vehicle on a Pacific Northwest sojourn, was repaired this afternoon, in short order. The electrical mechanic had no trouble putting in a new alternator pulley- which is crucial to proper charging of any motor vehicle. While he was working on it, he found a rather expensive hand tool, which belongs to my regular auto maintenance person. I, in turn, found a voided photo ID from Michigan, for a chauffeur, in the rental car.
A lot of little things thus came together. It’s amazing how unity of thought and purpose can resolve many, seemingly unconnected matters. The rental agency placed the photo ID in a file; the mechanic to whom the tool belonged was ecstatic at getting it back and the owner of the Nissan (me) feels affirmed in my placing trust in a total stranger, who is now a preferred vendor.
I am a bit concerned about three boys in one family, at the school where I worked today and will work tomorrow. All three were in and out of trouble today, which hasn’t happened all that often. Another friend has to chronically face her four sons getting ill, simultaneously and with great flourish. The energy needed to keep a family functioning together, is indeed a thing of wonder.
Scattered forces can come together, for both good and ill. As I learn more about quantum mechanics, I see how positive forces need to be brought in focus, to avoid harm and despair. A commenter on another site bemoaned the “lack of anguish” in today’s religious gatherings. I believe such hand-wringing shows a dearth of understanding. Christ told us not to despair, but to work hard at relieving the misery of the sick and the poor. Baha’u’llah wrote: “Wert thou to scan the pages of the Book of Life, thou wouldst, most certainly, discover that which would dissipate thy sorrows and dissolve thine anguish.” – “Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 133.