So I entered the WordPress bloggers world with eyes open and wondering as my guide. Having no real sense of how to best engage writers and readers, I strolled along the pathways provided by others via their ideas and interests.
Sometimes, one sits and waits for inspiration, other times the goal while distant prompts one to find entry. And occasionally an entry is offered by an event, contact, or even a simple word. That is the case with the daily prompt I encountered – luck.
I did not know that WordPress offered these little promptings. I simply walked in and started scrolling through the suggested readings. Indeed, it is a wonder to be here and find so many interesting bloggers placing their notions on a mantle for all to see. Then in the midst of this feast appeared the prompt – write about luck!
If one is open to the inner movements of mind and soul, it is possible to experience the immediate personal responses to a prompt. In this case, I sensed a confusion. Do I believe in luck? Do I think it is something that can be defined beyond a technical platitude like “opportunity meets preparedness”? That one was told to me a long time ago and I recall my knowing nod in response, as if I already knew this to be true. Do I consider myself lucky, unlucky? What is it “be” lucky or not? If events occur that bestow momentary good results, it is easy to say one is lucky. But when the opposite events occur, as the luck gone away?
I know these musings are not definitive. My response to the wordpress prompt was to search within for a relationship with the word luck. It revealed the plethora of associations with the word, all of which can be negated by other associations. Therein lies a potential for learning. Sometimes, definitions are necessarily vague and dependant on circumstance. In our zeal to pin everything down we may nod knowingly to ourselves as we assign meanings to words like “luck”. In the meantime our uncertainty remains.
Perhaps it’s a good thing to see these things within and get a clearer picture of ourselves. Perhaps that picture is best left with opaque edges so new understandings can form down the road. If so, this prompt from WordPress has served the soul well and is indeed an occasion of luck.