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Unpacking Your Own Advice

Writing journal
Writing journal (Photo credit: avrdreamer)

Now that our move to a new home is complete,  I’m able again to find the time for personal and work projects in a more focused way.  I’ve set some goals in the next few weeks and months including journaling, blogging and editing a writing project.

Last night as I was looking for a journal for writing,  I looked at a spare copy of my book Writing Your Destiny and in the spirit of this week’s post, thought it’s time to unpack my own advice.

One of the reasons that I wrote “journal” books has been because we have so much advice coming at us, and what most of us need to do is to find our own answers, philosophy, lifestyle and wisdom.

So, rather than offer you any new advice this weekend,  I just want to remind you to honor yourself and maybe act upon some advice you’ve either written or spoken in the past, but haven’t quite gotten around to actually unpacking as an action in your life.

Sometimes we need to pay attention to our personal voice more than the collective voices around us.

Today’s Contemplation:

Is is time to rediscover your own gifts of insight and wisdom and follow your own advice?

Challenges Resolved by Returning Again

A pictogram to identify an issue as resolved.
A pictogram to identify an issue as resolved. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some of the most important journeys in life happen after we first experience failure, and having learned from the experience, we start our journey again,  with the gold of experience and wisdom guiding us.

Perhaps this has happened to you after failure.

  • You decide to love again, and find the love of your life.
  • You start another business and this time you succeed beyond your imagination.
  • You lose your health and through a new way of living you find a way to feel better than ever before.
  • You hit bottom with your finances and experience a quantum leap allowing you to rebuild prosperity to new levels.

Sometimes failing is exactly what we need to move to the next level in our life.

Daily Contemplation:

Have you ever experienced challenges that are resolved by returning again?

Are you on any journeys in life where starting again is the best way to resolves an issue?

This is part of the Enchanted Journey series for July and August 2012.  Check in every day through August 4th to catch the whole series.

The Sweet Life

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Too often we wait for conditions to be right to show our inner sweetness.

Any life can be a sweet life, even under in the most challenging conditions.   Sweetness is an inner attitude, though certainly some creatures seem to be born with an abundance of sweetness.

Is there any one whose presence in your life has made it more sweet?

As so much of nature shows us — it is always a good time to live a sweet life!

Are You a Master of Your Destiny?

Certificate of the Master title in the United ...
Certificate of the Master title in the United States of America. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I once had a teacher who taught that each person would be wise to work towards becoming a Master of their own life.  To do this, she said we need to learn how to serve others.

 

There all kinds of masters.   We can become masters of our craft or career.  Some people are the master of their family.   Others master their time on earth.

If all masters served their students or followers or a higher good, I would find the term master to be something to seek after.  Unfortunately, being a master has often provided opportunities for abusing power over others. I tend to associate with patriarchal power used against the defenseless.

 

Yet, there is something about becoming a master of our own destiny that is an inherent aspect of not only American culture but personal development.  The type of master that has most appealed to me in recent years is becoming a spiritual master.  I have seen glimpses of the one reality that underpins all of life during my spiritual questing in the last few years.  There were even times when I have been able to hold on to states of bliss for months on end.  However, attaining bliss is not a form of spiritual mastery that satisfies me when so much of humanity deserves to be able to live in states of greater security, balance and comfort.

 

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skills-3 (Photo credit: Vancouver Island University)

It bothers me that the technology and skill to feed everyone on the planet exists, yet I’m not sure what I could do to help that process.  The earth is the home to billions of people who if we could work together could create paradise on earth. Instead, most of us stay stuck living the same old materialist life.

It’s not so much that there are a few people who are truly evil that are making the rest of us suffer.  It seems to me that the problem lies in the challenge that we don’t know how to master collaborative living.

In America, we have a country of basically good people in America who can’t come to agreement on how to move into the future, even though we all know the visions for the next era of human growth cannot be the same as the last era that brought us to this stage of our development.  It’s not just the top 1% of America that is clinging to a materialist way of life, it’s much of our society.

 

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A composed satellite photograph of North America in orthographic projection. The observer is centered at (40° N, 95° W), at Moon distance above the Earth. Español: Imagen de satélite de América del Norte (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My sense is that the earth and nature want to teach us a new way of being a master, and for the next few days I’ll share some ideas about the era of learning self-mastery in partnership with nature, as well as the idea of collaborative mastery without all of us becoming borgs or robots.I sincerely hope that North America can take the lead in a new kind of personal and group mastery.

We have the resources to do this if we can find the will and wisdom!