Remember that old Tootsie Pop commercial???
It was a young boy I think that asked the wise old owl the perplexing question. “How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop?” The smart-eleck wise owl takes the tootsie and cracks his beak down on it three times and states oh so wisely… “One, two, three, it takes three licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop.” The kid is standing there staring at his tootsie clearly in shock!
That darn old owl made me so mad, how dare he do that to the innocent little kid and besides, he cheated anyway he was supposed to lick not crack!
The end of the commercial the voice over guy says…”How many licks does it take to get to the center of the Tootsie Pop?” “The world may never know…”
Have you ever had a day when you feel as though you can’t take one more lick? Have you ever said to God, “O.k. God I know that I am supposed to learn something from this…. I know that everything happens for a reason and we are all part of a much bigger plan…but seriously I have had enough!” I will only happiness and peace in my life, I mean really how many licks is one person supposed to take????
If we are meant to become more enlightened and reach our center by the numerous changes and challenges in our lives then why are we not spiritual genius’ ? Heck, we should all be Gandhi or something…. Marianne Williamson says that we can either learn through pain or we can learn through love…
I think that we are innocent like that little kid… we have loved and taken our licks in life and then bam… something or someone comes along when we least expect it and just cracks us and we are standing there in shock wondering why this happened…trying so hard to think with our wise minds why this is happeneing to us and the truth is that our minds will never know. The answers, I believe are in our hearts and if we allow love and hope to lead the way we will get through our pain and become that moment of bliss right there in the center of ourselves. Pain remains pain unless we learn and grow from it.
When the kids were small we would bring tootsie pops with us on our hiking adventures, when we arrived at our destination we would break them out to celebrate the moment, our moment of bliss. We were still innocent.
I sure hope that kid grew from his experience with the wise-a** old owl!!!!
I know that I did because I personally will never ask a wise old owl anything and if one approaches me and tells me that he has all of the answers to the questions of the universe….I am going to run like heck with my lollipop in hand!
I want to learn through love!!!