Living and Learning … Rowing Gently Down the Stream

Laughing and Enjoying Everything …
Even (perhaps especially?) My Mistakes (and the mistakes of others too)
Loving Myself and Everyone Else … Just As We Are

What I really do is THINK DIFFERENTLY and through sharing my unique perspective, I help others learn to think differently too. I listen carefully to ‘what is’ and respond with ‘stories’ that arise spontaneously, widening the field of view for all who hear. In so doing, I serve as a ‘creative catalyst for conscious choice’ by demonstrating new ways of being and seeing that I’ve learned during the past several decades through coping with whatever arises in my own life as honestly and authentically as I’m able … consistently Writing the Labyrinth to access guidance from within myself and all around me as well.

Today is May 28th and I’m leaving soon to have breakfast with friends and then walk a local swap meet. I wrote what’s above on April 19th at 7:53am … shortly after sharing an ‘addendum’ to my ‘Labyrinth Elevator Message‘ at my website. ‘Tis funny how old habits sneak up and sabotage my efforts to move forward even when I think I’m paying close attention. Although I’ve been writing LOTS by hand over the past several weeks and intended to publish along the way, I’ve not done so … until today. What follows is a bit of a quick overview of where I’ve been recently, am right now, and plan to be soon.

I’ve invested considerable time the past few weeks

  • listening ‘within’ to that ‘still small voice for the Divine’ along with a random variety of ‘conscious conversations’ found & downloaded from the Internet
  • writing my way through it all as a means to pay attention to whatever arises with heart-felt interest
  • watching many fears, doubts, and thoughts of judgment or limitation fall away and simply dissipate into the ether when closely examined
  • gaining clarity about next steps in my journey steadily
  • allowing myself to ‘move at the pace of guidance’ … being, doing, and resting as ‘feels’ right to me at the time
  • receiving assistance from the Universe with full knowledge that answers arrive as unexpected (often surprising) gifts in unrecognizable (frequently unwanted) forms
  • saying either “YES, thank you so much’ with relief filled gratitude … ‘Thanks, let me think about it and get back to you on that’ … or ‘Thanks, methinks I’ll pass for right now’ with a newly found sense of ease based on intention which honors internal priorities and outer necessities alike

and I feel an amazing level of supportive encouragement as if I’m propelled forward with gratitude and grace toward specific outcomes.

I’m moving forward with greater ease and joy with intention … without knowing exactly what comes next …

In addition, I’m …

  • taking regular walks on the beach with Molly
  • spending time tending my garden
  • connecting with neighbors and passers by
  • getting together with my sister regularly once or twice weekly
  • connecting with friends on the phone and in person
  • making progress clearing out clutter
  • meeting ‘kindred spirits’ at Facebook and in the Blogosphere

and generally enjoying life fully right here, right now.

Last week I drove to Santa Monica to see I Am, the Documentary created by movie director Tom Shadyac and it was everything I imagined and more! I didn’t even mind the long drive there and the even LONGER drive back in traffic … seriously! If you have a chance to see it, I encourage you to go.

I’m out of time. It’s 8:01 and I’m due at Susan’s house … so I’ll add a quote then publish this. When I return later, I hope to record, scan, and publish at my Labyrinth Journal website the three labyrinth pieces I created yesterday.

Thought for Today
“The course of life is unpredictable… no one can write his autobiography in advance.” Abraham Joshua Heschel

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