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You’re Going The WRONG Way! January 12, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness.
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170px-Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02Perseverance is good . . . provided that we are headed in the right direction.

Of course, sometimes the opposition we face is the Universe’s way of saying, “Turn Around. You’re on the WRONG road.”

How do you know whether to “keep on keeping on”?

Look deep.

The answers lie within.

No rules.  Just write!

Related posts:  Word for the Year ~ Persevere (Flying Gma’s Blog) * One Powerful Word 2011 (Always Well Within) * 2011 . . . A Year I Didn’t Schedule  (Becky Levine) * The Hard Thing is to Stick to Things (T4D) * Live Your Life * A Somewhat Disorderly Life (The Water Witch’s Daughter) * Calling Bullshit:  The More You Fear Something The More You Should Do It.  Who Came Up With This Garbage? (The Middle Finger Project)

Embrace All With Joy January 12, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Magick & Mystery.
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170px-alice_par_john_tenniel_30Our vision is limited, grounded as it is in the present. When something  seems negative, we want it to go away.  We don’t want to deal with suffering or hardship.  We recoil from pain and resist the “what is.”

But things are not always as they first appear.

The lessons we learn from life’s less pleasant moments often pave the way for a better future for ourselves and those we love.

Experiences seem negative because our vantage point is limited.

We are lost in the trees.

Once we move farther along the path, we see more of the forest.  Our changed vantage point provides clarity.

Calvin-gots-an-IdeaWhen we look over our shoulder, and take a retrospective glance at the negatives (e.g., being diagnosed with a tumor, having to undergo surgery, dealing with a flooded basement), our perspective has shifted.

With expanded cognition, we find that the “negative events” we resisted resulted in valuable lessons and navigational aids for our journey.

We learned something we needed to know.  We received a nudge in the right direction ~ a shortcut to becoming who we were always intended to be.

We ended up exactly where we needed to be, when we needed to be there.

From the zenith, our perspective will be broader still, allowing us to see everything as the gift of gold it is.

Acceptance turns boulders into pebbles, allowing us to go with the flow instead of exhausting ourselves by struggling against the current.

Embrace all with joy.  Anything can be a gift of gold in disguise.

Barn’s burnt down ~ now I can see the moon.  Masahide (1657-1723)

No rules.  Just write!

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