You really DO got it goin’ on!

Never read the paper (or social media) to find out

what’s happening in the world.

What’s happening in the world is what we bring to it,

what we choose to see in it,

what we create

with the joy and the light

of our own love and attention.

Pam Grout

What can YOU bring to your today??

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Every. Day.

quote meme: you are being presented with two choices: evolve or repeat.

Not only now… But always.

Does this scare you, or excite you?

I’ll be honest, it has elements of both. “Change?” Scary. “Transform?” Exciting.

Change can carry a feeling of loss. Well, I guess things change. Transformation carries a sense of becoming. Like a butterfly.

Evolve? Well now, that feels like a nice, gentle, gradual change into an overall welcomed transformation.

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Busted!

Looking it full in the face, from both sides.

It occurs to me that “busted” is a different word for awareness. As in, I’ve been kind of fooling myself and now I can actually see that.

I can’t concentrate on my work projects because the TV is too loud in our shared space, again? I’ve been hiding behind my accommodating nature instead of speaking up for my needs…

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Breaking our spell of delusion

A human being is part of the whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves , our thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein — excerpt from a letter published in the New York Post (1972)

I don’t know about you, but I could use a dose of compassion. For myself, from myself — for others, from others. Looking around, I know I’m not the only one.

The “optical delusion” is that we are separate. We’re not. We are drops in the ocean, yet we act like we’re drops in the bucket.

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How to get annoying people to stop bugging you:

To evoke the best from others, you must find a vibration that is a match to the best in others.

Esther Hicks and Abraham — Excerpted from Boca Raton, FL, on 1/12/1997

And there it is — my personal responsibility to bring it, first.

I no longer get to blame the trying teenager, the Negative Nelly weekly meeting participant, the crabby close-ish companion.

Yes, all those people may actually be all those things (aren’t we all, at different times?). But our experience of it is because we are right there with them in some way.

Oh, snap.

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