Upswallowed by life, underbelly above. Too swimtired too floatheavy to matter. The shimmer enough. Finish. Every. Day.
“He told Yogi Krishnan of his hunger for wealth and obsession with work. He revealed, with great emotion, his inner turmoil and the crisis of spirit he had experienced when the once bright light of his life began to flicker in the winds of an out-of-balance lifestyle.”
“I too have walked this path,my friend. I too have felt the pain you have felt. Yet I have learned that everything happens for a reason, ” offered Yogi Krishnan sympathetically. “Every event has a purpose and every setback its lesson. I have realized that failure, whether of the personal , professional or even spiritual kind, is essential to personal expansion. It brings inner growth and a whole host of psychic rewards. Never regret your past. Rather, embrace it as the teacher that it is.” -excerpt from “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” by Robin Sharma,
Seeing people is perhaps the best gift we can give one another.
it doesn’t matter how well you speak if you have
nothing to say.
…and the natural way groups form in any organization where there are more than 2 people. An interesting thing, this tribal way we find those around us who have like interests, like views, like objectives. Some commonality that makes us feel apart of something. A sense of belonging and a sense of place that pulls us through our day. It’s amazing powerful and profound. But outside these groups one can feel invisible, isolated and shut out.
Depending on where we stand, we look out at that world through the lens of our beliefs, our fears, our curiosities and judgements. Why are we so naturally thrown to bringing people down? People who have done nothing to those who berate and separate them, giving them no possibility at all to move, to grow, to thrive and to be understood. I listen to gossip, snide remarks, giggles from online exchanges and I wonder what it is that has us emotionally take people down? Is it fear? Of what? Has the culture really changed or am I just listening it differently as I get older?
It’s hard out there. You never know what someone is going through in their personal life and what comment or dismissal will be their tipping point. We need each other more than ever right now. I have stopped listening to anything that doesn’t come from love, empathy and kindness. I am committed to having people stand and be seen. Try it and see what shifts in your world.
Start telling the story of your life in new terms and see what expands for you and your life. When you are approaching life from your eternal viewpoint, you understand the limitless possibility that manifests each moment in your life. New desires radiate from you whether you speak it or not creating the world you walk through. Life expands-are you keeping up with that expansion? When you ask for greater wellness, life expands. Are you keeping up with it? We tend to observe where we are. We are surrounded by the isness of what is. It has our attention. When you are fixated on what is, you seperate yourself from the larger version of you. You get fixated on the details of where you are and it keeps you from standing in the expanded, broader part of you.
The larger part of you becomes what you’ve asked for. Fine tune, focus. Vibration wasn’t build yesterday–you add to it, amend it. Ask for what you want. Once you expand to an new place you have to move to that expansion. You cannot stay where you are! Feeling despair, you are so far from this expansion. You start judging others, hating, sabotage. Change your conversation. What are you keeping alive by your actions, your conversations that are holding you from become the expanded person you are.
The universe gives us clues–recognize them and things start showing up for us. Drop your old belief system along–stop beating the drum of where you are rather than what you want. Step into who you’ve become. The universe will require this of you by presenting you with discomfort, frustration and struggle to give you a push…or a kick. Knowing what you don’t want gives birth to what you DO want. No means yes. Let the yes be born and turn your attention to THAT. Knowing what you don’t want identifies what you do want. Turn your attention to what you want. Allow the wellbeing that is yours. The better you feel, the more you are allowing it, the worse you feel the more you are not allowing it. Expect things to go your way, believe and step into the expanded side of you!