I believe the freedom of your mind is quite possibly the most important thing to wish for at any given opportunity. You have met people who have become dreary and downtrodden by their jobs or financial situations.  I am sure you have also met the other group who have jobs that create a sense of security. Are they any  happier?  A false sense of security can be as much of a lifestyle obstacle as a  situation that spells a certain  “lack of”  in our lives.   Life’s obstacles are an opportunity to open the door to our own unusual bestowal of self-love.

If I were to draw this with a crayon it would be a picture of you with gratitude in one hand a happy vision in your  other hand.  A drawing of a heart  with the words self love would be worn on the t-shirt as the main focal point.  
Self love = gratitude & happy vision.

By focusing on your vision, the possibility of success increases.   That desire far out there still in the thought energy realm,  already has your own self-love of acceptance  woven into it.  Focus on your vision and regardless of the day to day tests, never give up. Never give up on yourself by accepting where you are today but bask in the lightness  of knowing that each day gets you closer to your vision. 

This is what I felt what so uplifting about the ending to the movie Shawshank Redemption.  The hard work done.  You do not have to be in prison to feel locked up and put away in your mind.  We have all had the opportunity to serve time in the solitude of our own sadness. We can do that with all the freedom in the world by our very own self loathing.  So what are you waiting for?  Grab a dream and set the nose of that metaphorical boat of yours into the wind. Don’t give up. 

This is the question. At the crossroads of your decision making either get busy living or get busy dying… 

Giving yourself permission to receive the get out of jail mind card is something to look forward.  When you step back into your life of gratitude, you will realize that you can  seize opportunities and turn them into your own.

Making it count…

Remember the obstacles can show up and you have the opportunity to transform these temptations in life into a resource that will help.  Maybe like Kendrick Lamar’s  poetically  tough song….a reflective treatise on the perils of alcoholism and peer pressure. 

Poet, Marie Howe:


Every day I want to speak with you.  And every day something 
more important
calls for my attention – the drugstore, the beauty products, the luggage
I need to buy for the trip.
Even now I can hardly sit here
among the falling piles of paper and clothing, the garbage trucks outside
already screeching and banging.
The mystics say you are as close as my own breath.
Why do I flee from you?
My days and nights pour through me like complaints
and become a story I forgot to tell.
Help me.  Even as I write these words I am planning
to rise from the chair as soon as I finish this sentence.

~From The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (Norton 2008)

Your vision never leaves you.  Your gratitude never wavers. No matter what is going on around you, your resolve of self love shining through with joy and enthusiasm. The moving waters calm again as you breathe in deeply. Love is the greatest gift of all… 

Shake it out…..

Have a beautiful day,

Photo: ‘look up’ PKM




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