I must change my dominant thinking to what I want…to focus on this moment, doing what I love at this moment and appreciating what is.

That’s what I began to tell myself several years ago. When I made the shift, I found JOY AND PROSPERITY!

Almost all of my life I wanted something I believed I could not have. I had more reasons why the kind of success I sought would always remain one step ahead of me, perpetually out of my reach. If I didn’t have enough excuses, I would develop them.

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I’m sorry to say this viewpoint held my attention of so many years, but there is a silver lining. It is because I lived in the past and future for so long that I now recognize the passion of remaining in the gift of the present! The contrast of the different approaches to living allowed for a varied emotional sensitivity which I can now clearly maintain. Since I experienced not knowing what I wanted before, I can appreciate knowing what I want now.

“The moment I step outside of now…I suffer the affliction of separation from SOURCE.” — B. Stuart Noll

Fortunately for me, I did shift, I did change my dominant thought and I now benefit from seeing the planet and its inhabitants through a much softer and more transparent lens. So much so, in fact, it warms my heart.

The reason for the change? If I didn’t change my lifestyle, my lifestyle was going to end my life prematurely, and frankly, I’ve got something left to do here!

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The River and flow of my life’s energy continues and seeks to both encompass and embrace all that is in their path.

Lovingly, peacefully and poetically, this water traverses the landscape of my world and ever enhances my perspective of it.

There is no better reason for me to change than to continue walking the path that leads to self-realization.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about. —
Rumi

To me, that field is a field of consciousness and wisdom that begins in my heart and joins you when you say yes to loving yourself. I look forward to the change laying in wait for us in the field of a trillion souls! Let the rivers flow!

A believer in Lifelong Learning and Collaborative Wisdom, remembering Who I AM through essay, story, and poetry. Listening for narratives that nurture Life.

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