I was listening to Conscious Talk radio on my way to an appointment and heard the last bit of Krysta Gibson of New Spiritual Journal. I know her through my networking at the Holistic Chamber of Commerce and Good Company lunches and enjoy what she writes. That morning she was talking about Life as a journey , to enjoy the ride and look out the window at everything around you. It isn’t a big struggle to attain an monumental goal using all your energy and might, then there is nothing left to work towards. Those goals are stops on the way. (My apologies Krysta of I have misquoted you.) That’s what I heard and it made me realize I haven’t been enjoying the ride or looking out the window at all the cool things of my life. Instead I have been always looking at the future, when I have less pain, when I am flexible, when I have more energy, etc. Not a comfortable thought because I may have missed opportunities for myself and also to help others. Too focused on me, but on the negatives – just as Ego loves it. When I had my 60th birthday three years ago, I decided I wanted the last third of my life to be very different – filled with joy, fun, love and adventure. I have done many self development things and certainly Ike Pono has really made a difference – it keeps on helping me to have the life I decided I wanted on my birthday. The difficulty is I am still operating on a lot of the old mindsets, somebody else’s training and fears. I came across something this morning that was a slap upside the head, a very vivid reminder about what I have been thinking a feeling so much of my life. The good news was, there was also the way to change that mindset into a positive thought pattern. Now I would love to tell you I thought it up all by myself, but I didn’t. I have to thank Brian Vaszily of The Intense Experiences for this - he called it a mediation.
Life is how I am.
If I keep struggling to get more, my life will be a struggle filled with lack.
I have all I need, I am grateful, and anything more is just more of a gift.
If I hold anger in, anger will increasingly weigh my life down.
I accept that anger happens, but I always release it and so I fly.
If I keep telling myself I am a survivor, I will then merely survive.
I am born to thrive in my life, and so in all I do I accept that I will thrive.
If I let guilt control me, I will never live the happy life that is mine.
I consider what matters carefully, then act upon only one voice: my own.
If I keep repeating that there is never enough time, time will always run out.
I have been given all the time I need in life; it is up to me to use it wisely.
If I worry about what might go wrong in my life, the worry itself will shrivel me.
I am honest, able and complete; with that I meet the challenges that do come.
If I see certain steps I take as failing, I will hesitate to move forward.
All movement is forward movement in my life, and so I keep moving.
If I give in to my fears, my life will be a fearful place.
I move through fears that would block me from me, and so I live free.
If I keep longing for luck, my life will seem unlucky to me.
I am here, I can choose to do, and that is all the luck I need.
Life is not something that happens to me.
Life is how I am.
Thank You Brian, I needed to hear that and I realize it is something I can read every day to keep myself in balance and who knows, learn to enjoy the ride of this life as I look out the window.
And so shall it be.