Samara O'Shea

Four Immutable Laws of the Spirit

I am reading Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son by Anne Lamott. I am neither a parent nor grandparent, but I love her humor and take on the human experience and therefore I read whatever non-fiction she writes. While reading yesterday, she made mention of the Four Immutable Laws of the Spirit and listed them. I was moved by how simple and insightful they are. The truth is usually simple and approachable. Lamott did not come up with these, an organizational expert named Harrison Owen did. They are the following (number three is my favorite):

1. Whoever is present are the right people.
2. Whenever it begins is the right time.
3. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened.
4. When it’s over, it’s over.