It’s dizzying to consider the causes and conditions that lead to this particular moment. Not just my particular moment - but anyone’s particularity.
Give it a shot some time.
Take a moment and think. Try to go back through the chain of events that has lead you to this precise situation. Daunting, no?
Every one of our tiny actions, every one of our tiny hints of desire cascade into might rivers of consequence.
There are no isolated actions.
There are no disconnected desires.
Everything causes vibrations in the vast web of existence - in Indra’s great fractal net of being. How those vibrations manifest later on is anyone’s guess. It’s hubris to think that well-intentioned actions or even "well intentions" necessarily yield positive results.
And so - I think it’s worthwhile to recognize moments of grace when they appear.
And then -