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It’s The Journey, Stoopid!

life highway signLeaving from your door each day you set out, ultimately to arrive home in the evening or morning from a day’s labor, errands, visits or the like. The unveiling of the “stuff in the middle” is neither assured nor inevitable. The details that spring upon you as the day unfolds, gives rise to anxiety, anger, frustration, fear, laughter, joy, hope, satisfaction and dissatisfaction or any combination of a broad range of emotional possibilities. At the end, you are home, as you had planned.

Upon reflection, you assess the day’s unfurling as worthwhile … at least enough to do it again the next day. The happenings of LIFE occur in between the known variables of origin and destination. Yet, so much attention of our society is focused on the evaluation of LIFE based on the perceived proximity to a destination. Through that logic, leaving from your origin (and ultimate destination, in this case) should probably be considered ill-advised, as your proximity to your destination increases, putting you further from your goal… home.

the journey unfoldsHaving stumbled upon this self-inflicted lunacy, I began to be intentionally irreverent and disrespectful with myself in private conversation with … of course, myself. Some time ago a politico coined a term; “It’s the economy stupid,” in addressing what is and should be the obvious and main talking point concern of that campaign. So, one morning as I meandered through yet another waking routine, I shocked myself into a state of “presence in the moment by declaring “It’s the journey, stoopid!”

I no longer leave the house to arrive, anywhere. I leave for the experience of the journey. Certainly, I have a general outline of exciting points and sites I’d like to experience and explore. Yet, moreover, I give myself to the fluidity of the unexpected, unplanned and most rewarding of gifts to be bestowed upon humanity … choice. I find God, the Source, the All, peace, serenity, joy and happiness in the daily drama and circumstance of the choice, made manifest in the minuscule shaping of a moment.

We offer for consideration, leave this moment for the full experience of another; an experience and growth that can only be known in the journey of your choice.

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The Different Difference

apple-orangeDIF•FER•ENT*

1.        not alike in character or quality; differing; dissimilar

2. not identical; separate or distinct
3. various; several
4. not ordinary; unusual.

*definition according to Dictionary.com

Today I choose to be different.  Not better, different.  There is no measurable ruler that says that i have attained different.  The concept of whether you are doing or have done different is all about self-policing.  No one can say that you have not done enough different to say that you have not achieved it.  Some things can be visibly seen by others and other things cannot.  If you feel different about yourself, then you have done different.  If you feel different about another being, then you have done different.  If you decided to eat a salad at the restaurant rather than fries, you have done different.   No one can tell you when you have succeeded or failed to be different.

So, do or be something different today than you did or were, yesterday.  The quest for different is a journey that is uniquely yours.

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Order Up!

The universe always gives you exactly what you ask for. Each fulfillment is neither positive nor negative, the desires that you put into the universe will come to fruition at some point in your life.  It is an inescapable fact.  It is a law and we all know that there is no outrunning the law. There is no time limit on your requests and you would be rather silly to expect that your request would be filled on a particular day and time. I once heard that “a goal is a dream with a deadline.” So if the universe always answers our requests YES and there is no limit to what we can get, why don’t we dream bigger than we do? Why don’t we ask for the moon and expect it to be handed to us? What is it about not having what we really want that keeps us satiated? i would submit that it is FEAR. But you should not let that stop you.

Just as you order from your favorite restaurant and have to wait for it to come to you, you likewise must wait for the universe to bring you that which was ordered. If it is a new car that you desire, place that order into the universe and wait for the little bell to ding stating that your “order’s up.” If you desire the right person in your life, state emphatically what you want and wait for that person to be delivered to you. When you feel that you need a change in life and you aren’t sure which way to go, just be specific enough about wanting to do something differently and the universe will bring about a new opportunity that will skyrocket you onto your next course. If you continue to worry, whether consciously or not, you will get more things to worry about. When you emit hatred and dissension, you will get more things to hate and disagree with.

So, good or bad, what you reap is what you sow. You don’t have to be intentional in your request, but the things that you think about will come to light in one form or another. So be careful what you ask for, you will always get it.

Stay tuned to learn what “waiting” really is!

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