First, find the damn thing. Start with your dream, if you know it. What do you love to create? What would you love to do most, right now? It doesn't have to be your destiny or some overwhelming passion, it just needs to elevate your pulse and bring a smile to your face. That's all. What do you want?
The Warrior of the Light pays attention to small things because they can severely hamper him.
A thorn, however, tiny can cause the traveler to halt. A tiny, invisible cell can destroy a healthy organism. The memory of a past moment of fear allows cowardice to be reborn with each new morning. A fraction of a second opens the way for the enemy's fatal blow.
The Warrior is attentive to small things. Sometimes he is hard on himself, but he prefers to act in this way.
"The devil is in the details," says an old proverb.
I know for sure that every day holds within it the possibility of seeing the world with wonder.
The older I get, the less tolerance I have for pettiness and superficial pursuits. There's a wealth that has nothing to do with dollars, that comes from the perspective and wisdom of paying attention to your life. It has everything to teach you. And what I know for sure is that the joy of learning well is the greatest reward.
I think human beings are the super sentient beings on this planet. Humans have the potential not only to create happy lives for themselves, but also to help other beings. We have a natural creative ability and it is very important to realize this.
To engage in any activity the Warrior needs to know what to expect, how to achieve the objective, and whether or not he is capable of carrying out the proposed task.
"Only a person who, suitably equipped, feels no desire for the results of conquest and yet remains absorbed in the struggle can truly say that he has renounced the fruits of victory."
"One can renounce the fruit, but that renunciation does not signal indifference to the results."
The Warrior of the Light listens with respect to Gandhi's strategy and he remains unconvinced by those who, incapable of achieving any result at all, preach renunciation.
Your shot at the dream, the break, your faith, it's all great and fine. But the action is all that matters. You have to demonstrate to yourself and all of creation that you truly love what you say you love, and that you will not live apart from it, or ignore it, or delay it any longer. There's no time for that, friends. We have to go for it. That leap will surely get the Muse's attention. She will have to see us through to the other side.
If I know nothing else for sure, I know that the big miracles we're waiting on are happening right in front of us, at every moment, with every breath. Open your eyes and heart and you'll begin to see them.
As humans, we all have the same potential, unless there is some sort of retarded brain function. The wonderful human brain is the source of our strength and the source of our future, provided we utilize it in the right direction. If we use the brilliant human mind in the wrong way, it really is a disaster.
We are all looking around for something worth biting into, something real for once -- a gold chunk amongst the grey gravel. Until we find it, we're more than happy to go on fidgeting, worrying, imagining ourselves as the very first primate ever to have experienced such trials and tribulations.
Cue the hurt feelings. Bring out the lollipops.
Let's put down our collective pacifiers and remind ourselves that this struggle we're feeling is universal. Everyone has to deal with this constant searching. But that's the gig. You only begin to sort your shit out, heal and go on, once you've realized that the whole sensation of struggle is totally conjured. I find myself asking the question, "If you're so tired of digging all around, why don't you stop?"
The Warrior hears someone say, "I need to understand everything before I can make a decision. I want to have the freedom to change my mind."
The Warrior regards these words suspiciously. He too enjoys that freedom, but this does not prevent him from taking on a commitment, even if he does not know quite why he does so.
A Warrior of the Light makes decisions. His soul is as free as the clouds in the sky, but he is committed to his dream. On his freely chosen path, he often has to get up earlier than he would like, speak to people from whom he learns nothing, make certain sacrifices.
His friends say: "You're not free."
The Warrior is free. But he knows that an open oven bakes no bread.
My name is Michelle. I have six children and 7 grandchildren. This blog is about what I have learned in my 52 years here. So far, it's this simple - I thought I needed to figure out everything - turns out I don't.