“You have chosen wisely.” I am reminded of the scene in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (Lucasfilm Ltd, May 24, 1989) when Indy crawls into the cavern after surviving a series of challenges and encounters an immortal Knight Crusader. He then watches the bad guy guzzle from a jewel-encrusted chalice and then shrivel to dust, while the aged Knight states that he had “chosen poorly”. Indy picks a crudely-hewn mug, scoops up the Holy Water, guzzles it down and feels nothing, or so he thinks. The Knight approves his choice and Indy goes on to save his father and gets the rest of the team out and on down the road.
The Holy Grail is said to have been the cup that Jesus the Christ drank from at the Last Supper and then later held his blood. Arthurian literature imbues the cup with miraculous powers. The term “holy grail” is often used to denote an elusive object or goal that is sought after for its great significance. (Wikipedia)
Theology and legends aside, what if the Holy Grail and all the variations of its cups represents the choices in our lives? If each one of us had a different set, number of, shape, size, contents or whatever to choose from for our own quest? With the ultimate, and perhaps elusive, goal of returning to Spirit.
The cups might represent opportunities or challenges, and we could try any or all of them in our journey through life. Would you choose wisely or poorly? I’m sure we would all pick wisely if we knew what the cup held. Would you automatically choose the glitzy, jewel-encrusted, gold goblet that could hold a gallon? Or does the moldy looking mug with green slime boiling out of it intrigue you?
When you look at a cup do you view it as half full or half empty? Do you always choose the ones with the crack? Do you mix it up and pick a different one each time? Do you fill your cup or do you suck down every last drop? Does it taste sweet or sour and nasty?
Life is a quest, a journey through time and experiences. It is your quest, with your choices. And only you can decide if you have chosen wisely or poorly.