Love is the fundamental center of our universe. Hate and fear try to worm their way in and take over, time and time again. Experience says that every time they do, the best of the human spirit rises up to say no.
Want to help building a better world right now? Make a pledge to always begin from a place of love and the results will astonish you. The dark has no real tools to fight love. Loving yourself enough not to hook into your own dark side is a very strong beginning. That’s how they beat us.
Photo of Van Gogh’s “A Wheatfield with Cyrpresses”
Do you feel lately like you’re being swept along against your will in a tidal wave of “fate”? The dictionary’s definition of fate: “The course of someone’s life, or the outcome of a particular situation for someone or something, seen as beyond their control.”
We are part of everything around us, including those big events seemingly out of our control. We do have a say in our destinies, but, this requires firstly that we start living consciously.
The bigger the external problems seem, the more apt we may be to engage in denial or escapism. Confronting what is uncomfortable may seem like too much work in the short term, “I’ll deal with this tomorrow…”, but in the long run that’s how we claim our lives and start living them intentionally and fully.
There is no time like now to claim your life.
This article offers interesting thoughts and tips about living consciously:
Reverence for life feels like it is in short supply these days. We are each instruments of change. When we love life and embrace the beauty, when we make that an essential part of our lives every day, our lives become sacred. We bring reverence to the world.
Do you use the power of imagination to to create and expand your life? If not, you are not alone. Although right-brained creative thinking does come naturally to some people, it does not to others.
Personally I think our educations systems need an overhaul. We are taught “known knowledge” and we’re expected to regurgitate it by rote. There is some value in that, but it is also very limiting to the innate potential of our human consciousness.
What if part of our education from a young age was geared towards developing our imagination and creative thinking skills? New inventions and solutions to existing problems require creative thinking.
If you recognize that your brain is too locked down in “what is” and you’re not giving any time to “what could be”, here is a good article with 10 tips on how to get your creative mind purcolating:
As Oscar Wilde so succinctly put it,
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
Society has this need to shape and
mold us, to make us “be acceptable”.
Perhaps this has never been more
strongly true then it is right now.
Becoming our most authentic selves,
learning to be true to ourselves, is
sometimes a lifetime journey. But it
does not have to be! We are not born
with the masks that society encourages
or demands that we wear. We acquire
them to “get along” and to “fit in”.
Look to nature as an example. There
are no games; nature is authentic.
No giraffe is wasting his life hating
his “too long” neck and trying to be
the best zebra ever.