Friday, July 13, 2012
sweating in a pool of discontentment
Princess Morag is being forced to live in a climate she is entirely unfamiliar with. Hot desert is the complete opposite of what her 32 year old body is used to, and it's not adapting awfully well.
Also, when it's sunny and warm you are supposed to spend time outside, right? But Princess Morag doesn't know what to do outside, except be grumpy about the fact that she's out there and doesn't know what to do.
And the master and young maiden seem to want to be inside when Princess Morag wants to be outside and vice versa - it feels like never ending no-win situations.
Throw in some general anxiety about the future, thorough homesickness, and creeping loneliness and voila: Princess Morag has learned how to be discontent! This is the opposite of what she was meditating on the other day. Paul says in Philippians 4.12 "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation". Finding Nemo's Dory just came to mind; she says: 'just keep swimming', Princess Morag is going to endeavour to 'just keep praying, just keep praying....'