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All is a Dream

Have you asked yourself lately, “What is real?” The natural world is real, nature is real, you are real, but everything you observe around you in society is a humankind-made and enforced matrix.

Lately do you feel like you have entered a nightmare over which you have no control? The matrix of society is built on ever-shifting sand, where individuals at the top of the social hierarchy constantly make up new rules for us.

When I was a child, I had several recurring lucid nightmares that haunted me night after night, until my consciousness realized that I did not have to play the victim. I had the ability to think my way through the problem and control the outcome.

When I came to that realization and experimented with it, the fear-induced dreams ended. Whatever part of my psyche that was susceptible to the fear was overruled by my deep  desire and then intention to overcome it.

Why is our awake time in this world any different? We can play victim to the fear spun in this authority and media contrived matrix, or we can decide that we will have intention to manifest a different outcome ourselves.

What will be your dream of life today? Theirs, or yours?

“Time is an illusion.”  ~ Albert Einstein

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very
persistent one.”  ~ Albert Einstein

“I have realized that the past and future are
real illusions, that they exist in the present,
which is what there is and all there is.”
~ Alan Wilson Watts

“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for
the spider is chaos for the fly.”
~ Charles Addams

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Our Resilient Spirit

The will of the human spirit to not just survive, but to strive to thrive, has been demonstrated time and again throughout history. I wrote the following almost a year ago, but it is still (even more?) relevant today. The Italians showed us how – do you remember?

March 2020: Italy’s rebuttal to the arrival of the COVID and harsh lockdowns? Their war cry against loss and isolation was heard loud and clear from balcony to balcony across Italy. The message? “You are hurting us, but you will NEVER defeat our spirit!”

The streets of Italy were not empty, they were filled with song. The hearts of Italians were not defeated, they chose to express joy. Music built a bridge between fear and determination.

The singing began in one neighborhood and quickly the Italian call for resilience went viral across the country. The news spread around the world, as Italy reminded us all that the human spirit will never be crushed. Thank you, dear Italy, for holding a light for strength in the face of adversity.

Inspirational Quotes:

“The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos. This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope – all reside within you.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda

“Everything can be taken from you in a second, but the human spirit is so strong. War can teach you so much about evil, and so much about good.” ~ Zainab Salbi

“One thing I’ve learnt about humans: you can’t judge their strength by the size of their actions, but by the devotion of an act, no matter how small.” ~ Dianna Hardy

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Hope Springs Eternal

I see people I love deeply disheartened and losing hope. I’m here to tell you, that is why I write. I’m holding a light for the beauty, our love, the joy of life, our strength and determination. I’m here to gather a community of people who believe in goodness, ethics, family, building a fulfilling life, finding their happiness together. That’s my mission.

It quite frankly hurts me to see the loss of heart in humanity. That’s after just one year of constant news of illness, death, lock downs, people losing businesses, etc. It makes me wonder where we will be in another year. The doomsdayers are not holding out much hope for us. They keep moving the line, changing their story, telling us constantly we have no hope unless they give it to us.

Not true! We write our story. We decide what life will be.

Do you feel that you have a mission in this time of tremendous change? It is something to think deeply about. We are seeing a split in society. I think one of the defining lines is who will rise to not only raise the bar for themselves (claim their joy and fulfillment in this life), but also they aspire to help their fellow humankind to reach for theirs. Even small acts of daily kindness and understanding ripple outward and make a big difference. We must help each other not only to have hope, but to find that strength within ourselves to be self-determining and shape our lives with vision and intention.

I love this quote by author Neil Gaiman:

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

Never lose hope. Find the determination in your heart and mind to make your life good, no matter what. Reach for the stars.

I’m here with you. On days when I can’t write a longer post, I will try to at least post an inspirational quote to help keep us all going. (That includes me!) Together we’ll make our way through this.

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Your Infinite Potential

Are you happy with where you’re at in your life right now? I know, 2020 put a real damper on that thing we call “happiness”. It does not help when the mass media constantly tells us we might as well forget real happiness any time soon; we “need to” hunker down and settle for thoughts grounded in limitation.

Consider this. It’s a new year and psychologically a clean slate (if we allow it to be). Waking up and honestly addressing the root of unhappiness is the first important step to changing it. It’s just too easy to gloss it over, or numb it with small pleasures. I’m seeing way too many “jokes” out there about the weight people put on eating junk food in 2020 to salve their misery.

This article outlines six factors that require just a little effort and are likely to increase your happiness quotient. If you don’t want to read the whole article, scroll to the bottom: The formula for a happy life… 

The sky is not the limit. You are full of INFINITE possibilities. Big changes require baby steps. And the good feeling you get from a small change grows into desire to do more. It’s the ripple effect.

I’ve started a journal of my daily actions and successes, big and small, that contribute to my happiness and sense of fulfillment this year. What are you doing right now to move towards yours in 2021?

Inspirational Quotes:

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and openhearted vision of people who embrace life.”
~ John Lennon

“You learn something valuable from all of the significant events and people, but you never touch your true potential until you challenge yourself to go beyond imposed limitations.”
Roy T. Bennett

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Muhammad Ali

“The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.”
Sarah Dessen


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The Doorway 2021

Any new year can be a little daunting. There is all that self-assessment of the year past, and realizing that perhaps we didn’t accomplish quite what we intended 365 days ago. There is certainly some of that going on for me today.

BUT, in it I am also cutting myself some slack by realizing that life sometimes dishes out some unexpected surprises, and, we can’t always see into the future (and therefore plan for it) as well as we hope to. I love Isak Dinesen’s quote from Out of Africa, “God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.”

After all, are not the surprises, the unexpected twists and turns in the road, part of what makes life exciting and challenging? It is often the journey and our lessons that hold the most satisfaction, not the destination we think we want. From that point of view and in the fullness of time, 2020 may well prove to be one of our best years ever. It was a turning point like no other. It opened our eyes. It gave us some clarity.

The great realization is that even though I didn’t fulfill all my goals, I achieved enough to encourage me forward on my path. This year gifted me with clarity in the bigger picture of my purpose. That is huge! Today something deep within me whispers, “keep going”. I therefore will push forward with renewed determination, vigor, and vision, whilst making some alterations with my compass.

Every new year holds within it the potentiality and opportunity to create something completely new. If 2020 showed us nothing else, it is that we are ready for some big changes, and I mean that in a good way. The “same old, same old” just isn’t working for us any more.

What will be your vision of life for 2021? What are the thoughts, dreams, intentions, and actions today that will manifest your vision in the coming days? Your life is your story and no one else’s. Own your story. Do everything within your power this year to make it a beautiful and fulfilling one.

I wish for you the realization of your deepest dreams, and I look forward to sharing many more words with you in 2021. Happy New Year!


© Susan L Hart 2021 |  Friendly comments welcome.

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