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The Same Energy

“Anxiety and excitement are the same energy.

If you understand that, and start acting like you believe it, then you will feel the energy as excitement and not anxiety.

It is not that you will get rid of the energy; it is not that you will not continue to feel the energy. It is that you will feel it in a way that is indicative of how you look at it. That is all.

So know that it represents the discovery of something new–that the energy is there, the vibration is there–because you are on the threshold of more information, more awareness. And we assume that that’s an exciting thing.”

— Bashar, Darryl Anka

On The Way

“Everything is on the way, not in the way;
everything is instructive, not obstructive.”

— John Demartini

I read many books on a subject partly to know more about the subject, and partly to have better ways to explain things. That is the case with this wonderful quote from Dr. John Demartini. It is perfect! I’ve never heard it said better in all my travels.

I used to love that it’s not the destination, but the journey that is important and I agree with that, but we all know those things that just seem to get in our way and to say that “everything is on the way, not in the way,” is so much more enlightening. Doesn’t it hit you that way too? Powerful.

Grand In Scope, Weightless In Spirit

“To desire is to obtain;
to aspire is to achieve.”

“You will become as small
as you controlling desire;
or as great
as your dominant aspiration.”

— James Allen

I am fascinated with the word, aspire. It sort of makes wants and desires little things. It is grand in scope and weightless in spirit. It means to rise, to ascend, to soar and in Latin, it means to breathe upon. That makes me think about breathing life into something. A desire is wanting something, but to aspire is to become, to intend.

When I am considering and dreaming of and playing with my aspirations, I feel free and alive and full of hope and wonder at the same time. What is happening here and now is of little importance. It is more like a connection with the Infinite and what possibilities exist regardless of circumstances, past history, or any other limiting factor.

A Fresh New Day

“We must learn to reawaken
and keep ourselves awake,
not by mechanical aid,
but by an infinite expectation
of the dawn.”

— Henry David Thoreau

I so love this quote from Thoreau. It excites me just to read it. It is covered lavishly in optimism and anticipation of something new and wonderful along with an excellent opportunity to begin, to begin again, let go of the past and enjoy the bright morning of a new day. It is just one sentence, but it is so inspiring and uplifting. This is a great quote to print out and paste it around where you will see it often. It makes me feel good and I trust it does for you as well.

There Is Nothing So Sweet As A Fresh New Day!

A Love That Frees

“The promises of this world are, 
for the most part, vain phantoms; 
and to confide in one’s self, 
and become something of worth and value 
is the best and safest course.” 

— Michelangelo 

 

“The value of a man 
should be seen
in what he gives 
and not in what
he is able to receive.” 

— Albert Einstein 

[Classic post from 2-21-17]

I’m going to share a dream from early this morning. It was so powerful that I woke up and had to write part of it down.

I was friends with a man named Bob Mopi, who was such a special friend. I remember reading a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh the other day which matches this man’s love and friendship perfectly: “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” I felt completely and totally loved and free whenever I even thought of Bob Mopi, and I did nothing to hold him from being equally loved and free.

Bob was an expert at numbers, investing, and managing money. He was in the highest demand, and yet he chose as he chose not paying any attention to the grandness of the offers. He was his own man and did as he pleased; did what pleased him the most.

I was friends with several board members of a mid-sized company and they really needed a treasurer, but more like a CFO; someone who could guide the company financially out of the chaos that it had landed in, but they couldn’t pay the big bucks and so they were wondering where this magic person would come from.

I said, “what about Bob?” I didn’t even say his last name, and they all knew exactly who I was talking about. They all instantly said, Bob Mopi. Yes, that’s who we want. But, will he be available to us? That’s the question. I said that I would speak to him.

Now this board was made up of the finest men and women one could know. They were smart and full of integrity, and yet, they found themselves in need of some financial help. Well, a lot of financial help.

I talked with Bob and he instantly agreed to do it, not even asking about any compensation. The only thing he stipulated is that he must have the freedom to not be tied to this job. He must be able to get the work done in whatever little time it might take and then have the freedom to do other things in the meantime. It was agreed.

Afterward, back in the big office with that board, everyone was chatting it up and I spoke out (and this is what I wrote down early this morning): “I know what is so special about Bob. He doesn’t not like anyone. Everyone is important to him. He doesn’t know how people he interacts with will be of value to him or he to them, but he knows there is value in all relationships, however brief or exalted.”

I thought, wow! If someone were to say that about me, that would be the greatest compliment I could ever be paid. It is love. It is love as a noun, and also a verb. It is love in action. It is unconditional love. It doesn’t matter how the other is expressed physically, Bob loves them as they are inside–as they truly are, and he loves them with such freedom that the other feels no ties that bind, with no expectations, with no requirements.

Imagine The Possibilities Of This In Your Life And Your World. 

Spread Some Joy Today–by seeing beyond the surface to see that in which we all are the same in love and freedom.

Flowing and Glowing

“Letting Go
Permits The Flow
And Creates The Glow.”

— Albert K. Strong

Some people say that we have to accept the world as it is, things as they are, and fight, fight, fight for what we want. I like how Alan Cohen puts that into perspective. He says, “If you must accept what is, then accept the presence of love, beauty, abundance, and perfection.” 

How do we know where we are? By how we feel. I know what love, beauty, abundance, peace, and joy feel like. I also have experienced and so know what hatred, anger, resentment, powerlessness feel like. You could say that if it feels good, it is, and if it doesn’t feel good, it is. If it feels good, it flows, and if it doesn’t feel good, it sticks. That’s how we can know and then choose as we will.

The Whole Of You

“The difference between the man
who just cuts lawns and a real gardener
is in the touching.
The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all;
the gardener will be there a lifetime.”

-– Ray Bradbury

I love biographies and have read hundreds of them of famous people and almost unknown people. It’s good to read about other people’s lives.

But, what I really love are autobiographies.

Sure, as one writes his or her own story, they soften some of the edges, but I don’t care.

What I care about is that the one who lived the life wrote about the life, and that legacy is their truth as they lived it, and I get to be the beneficiary of all their living perspective.

Whatever your legacy, I hope it contains a whole lot of you.

Everybody Is A Genius

“Everybody is a genius.
But, if you judge a fish
by its ability to climb a tree,
it will spend its whole life
believing that it is stupid.”

— Albert Einstein

I love this quote from my friend, Albert. I believe that everyone is a genius and each of us has very special talents, abilities, and value. I think it is part of our life work to find what special talents, abilities, and value we have to offer, for I know that in the offering, is a life worth living. At the same time, I think we are all challenged equally to find those things in others and help them see their genius for themselves. I think in that offering, we enhance them and inspire ourselves.

Spread Some Joy Today–Start by celebrating your genius, then celebrate it in others. It will be non-stop joydom.

You Are Remarkable!

“Humans can turn nothing into something,
pennies into fortune, and disaster into success.
And the reason they can do such remarkable things
is because they are remarkable.”

— Jim Rohn

Why are humans remarkable? He says, “Humans are different than any other creation. When a dog starts with weeds, he winds up with weeds. And the reason is because he’s a dog. But that’s not true with human beings. Humans can turn weeds into gardens.”

We humans also have this tendency to wallow in our current reality not realizing that we have so much power to change our reality; our circumstances; our lives. We do have the power. All we have to do is change our thoughts to ones with belief in our own ability and power to change at a moment’s notice, then act on that inspiration!

Get excited about your remarkable power!

Heart Full Of Wonder

Today

I
Do not
Want to step so quickly
Over a beautiful line on God’s palm
As I move through the earth’s
Marketplace
Today

I do not want to touch any object in this world
Without my eyes testifying to the truth
That everything is
My Beloved.

Something has happened
To my understanding of existence
That now makes my heart always full of wonder
And kindness.

I do not
Want to step so quickly
Over this sacred place on God’s body
That is right beneath your
Own foot

As I
Dance with
Precious life
Today.

— Hafiz

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