Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Chaos Monkey: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley” by Antonio Garcia Martinez.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Buddha told a beautiful story to children about a monkey king who saved many monkeys from the human king, and then he passed away. It was in the passing away of the monkey king that the human king could see the intrinsic compassionate and benevolent value of the monkey king. Thank You for the value of this story. And thank You for Buddha. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“A man occasionally reaches a fork in life’s path. One road leads to doing something, to making an impact on his organization and his world. To being true to his values and vision, and standing with the other men who’ve helped build that vision. He will have to trust himself when all men doubt him, and as a reward, he will have the scorn of his professional circle heaped on his head. He will not be favored by his superiors, nor win the polite praise of his conformist peers. But maybe, just maybe, he has the chance to be right, and create something of lasting value that will transcend the consensus mediocrity inherent in any organization, even supposedly disruptive ones. The other road leads to being someone. He will receive the plum products, the facile praise afforded to the organization man who checks off the canonical list of petty virtues that define moral worth in his world. He will receive the applause of his peers, though it will be striking how rarely that traffic in official praise leads to actual products anybody remembers, much less advances the overall cause of the organization.”

We each have a Divine role to play. And sometimes, our roles are not discovered by others or even ourselves until the moment that it may be realized and actualized at the highest and greatest good. Love resides here. And we are clear minded to the purposes as they present themselves. Clarity of heart and possibility are moving from residence to residence, and it is always a place to call home.


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