Thursday, March 10, 2011

What's Really Important

It was just the most absolutely beautiful day out today.  As soon as I stepped outside, the rising sun etched everything in golden light, the birds so sweetly singing and vast, breath-taking cerulean blue as far as my eyes could see.  I felt it then, in a quiet moment, the Earth pulsing and radiating its own light and energy.  When you can quiet your mind and exit the harsh seeming realities of your work-a-day existence, you would be so surprised at what you could see, feel and hear.  There is so much more to life than what meets the eye.

I used to feel bad thinking all I ever wanted was a simple existence, a house with a two car garage, good job, marriage, happy kids, pets and plants to take care of in the backyard.  I had that and I couldn’t hold it.  I beat myself up for years and years over it but with time, distance and much introspection, I began to learn that sometimes life just isn’t about what I want but it can very much be about what it is I specifically need.  It’s hard sometimes to feel like your dreams have been dashed and every structure you’ve built has been carelessly smashed or crushed into the ground.  It takes some time to recover from your own dreams and expectations in life sometimes but to attempt it is one of the most worthy endeavors there is.
I’ve learned that striving to stay on the right side of pain is key to your sanity.  If you spend too much time worrying about what you want and don’t have, you send out this vibration that calls more strife to your door.  So, how in the world do you pick yourself up when you feel battered and bruised by your very own life?  It isn’t easy but you simply make up your mind and start taking one step at a time.  Sometimes life brings us pain.  It is what it is.  We just can’t all have the story book romance or TV glamorous lives.  Not all of us were meant for that kind of existence.  Some of us were given the privilege of coming here to learn some really hard life lessons.  Some might think it’s just fate and others might come to realize that it is by design.   If you’re going to focus on something, focus on building up strength and love from the inside of you.

I’m going to be very real here for a moment.  Please consider my words carefully.  Not one of us gets out of here alive.  When it’s all said and done, those who had the most possessions, the most expensive cars and the most perfect plastic surgery aren’t really going to have much to thank themselves for when they leave here.  When it’s your time to go, you can’t take the cars, the house, the expensive jewelry and furniture with you.  All you get to take with you is what you have firmly built on the inside.  I’ve seen the other side…I’ve been there and I’m telling you the truth.  None of the material possessions you have here mean a thing.  The most meaningful thing in this whole world, in all of our existence from birth until we leave is love.  Sounds simple huh?  It really is in some regards but you have to learn a lot about acceptance, you have to get creative and resourceful, you have to find your integrity and your honor, you have to find your center and your strength and surround yourself with people who foster and facilitate that in you.  Stop wasting your time on dwelling on pain, misery and toxic situations and people. There is always a way out when you find your own personal accountability, stop feeling sorry for yourself and decide you’re going to do something worthwhile for yourself or somebody else.

Times are changing and changing fast.  We must change too to keep pace with the world and all the things spinning with it.  Consider what you buy carefully, consider what you spend your time on carefully, think about who you spend your time with carefully and give a lot of time for considering all of those things in life that truly matter that you really are grateful for.  Do you ever wonder why some people are truly successful?  It’s not because of the people they stepped on carelessly as they scrambled to claw and climb their way to the top.  Those who do it using the low road of hurting and harming themselves and everyone else in the process will never have true happiness.  They may have really cool stuff and wonderful vacations and stories galore but if they haven’t taken the time to enrich their spirit, it won’t mean anything.  We’re here a moment and gone.  Strive for the deeper meaning in all that you encounter, in all that you do and in all that you experience.  Strive to take the high road whenever possible.  Acknowledge how you feel when emotion strikes, just don’t stay there.  Life is too important to waste.  Again, truly, we are here but a moment and gone.  Build your world in love and light and leave that in your wake behind you where ever you go and even when the hard times come, you won’t be as derailed…you’ll be able to contend with whatever comes and one day you’ll look back on this experience proud of what you’ve left behind you.

It matters to me when people suffer and when they do so needlessly.  There are tools and words and ways to get out of your own way in life.  Never give up looking for them, don’t ever stop trying to get there and don’t ever forget that all the love you ever need in this life is right there inside of you.  You won the privilege to be here…go out there and make it mean something really important and share what you’ve learned along the way.  So many others can learn from you as you take each step on your own journey and so many others are willing to help you get where you are going.  You just have to be willing and open to learning, trying new things and seeing things through new eyes…the eyes of love.  The journey truly is the destination while here on Earth.  Remember that.   I wish you many blessings on your journey and thank you ever so kindly for reading through today’s rant.  Much love to all!

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