“He deals the cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance”- Shape of my heart, Sting
Life is a series of chances and outcomes, it is calculated risks and leaps of faith. The fact is that we all do the best we can at any given time, with the cards and information we have. And sometimes we get lucky, sometimes we fall on our face, sometimes it’s a wash.
And when those unexpected hands come to you? PLAY THEM. It’s true that you may get stung by someone who is bluffing, but you also may end up with a royal flush. You won’t know until you play. And make the wager worth it.
I have recently been dealt a very unexpected but amazing hand of cards. And I do love taking calculated risks, but sometimes even I get nervous. But life is short, and sometimes you have to make blind bets. And so far taking that leap of faith seems to have netted me the jackpot. What are the chances? Maybe a mathematician could run the numbers, but right now I am basking in the glow of bliss.
The bottom line is that you can go over the numbers every which way, but there are never any guarantees in life. Sometimes the best thing we can do is let go and have faith, even when the stakes are high. Right now they are very high in my life, and I am banking on a lot. Between the repairs finishing on time, staying on top of the details, and wagering my heart, there is a lot on the table.
But I have a feeling that the sacred geometry of chance will swing in my favor. It feels like the odds are with me. And any good gambler knows that sometimes you have to follow your gut. And isn’t that the case in life? Sometimes you just have to go with it. Sometimes you have to say your prayers close your eyes and have faith.
And would we really want it any other way? The easy answer is yes, because then we would always know the answers and which way the odds would go. But that is not what life is about. And what makes life so rich are the chances we take. And if you win? If you can take the chance, then some might say that you already have. Because you are still living life to the fullest. And if we can go through life, with all it does to us, and still be willing to take chances, to grow, to love, to create a life…then that is the biggest jackpot of all.
So don’t just play with the numbers, dance with them – drink with them, move with them, get to know the mysterious ways in which they move. I have a hunch, that maybe in those numbers can be found the secrets to life, love and all the beauty the universe holds.