Hope & Fear have one thing in common!

Hope on the Horizon
May the Fog be lifted through Hope!

Have you ever thought about what Hope and Fear have in common?  They both have to do with what lies ahead.  They only exist when we are looking to the future.  When I am afraid, I may be feeling the fear right here and now.  But, what I am afraid of has nothing to do with what is, it has to do with what MIGHT BE.  And here is the real paradox.  No matter how things come to pass, once they do, I am no longer afraid.

Hope, like Fear, is all about what could happen.  Hope is a necessary means of walking through Fear.  It inspires me to allow change.  Gives me Continue reading “Hope & Fear have one thing in common!”

The Journey is my Destination!

Straight two lane highway
The narrower the path, the clearer the destination

“The Journey is my Destination”.  I first heard this statement from an old mentor of mine.  It stuck with me then and made a small impact on how I began to see my days.  But, as I have journeyed through the past 20 months.  The meaning behind this statement has deepened within me.

When I began working on this mediation series, I had no idea how much the preliminary research would impact me.  I have already began to see the changes in myself, since I began this journey.  And though I have been through the 12 Steps of a recovery program, a few times.  Each time I dive into them, a new part of me seems to be awaken.  Of course, that is part of the purpose. Continue reading “The Journey is my Destination!”

Experience without Expectations!

Have you ever had any experience without expectations?  What was it like?  Where you disappointed?  Where you surprised?  Was that surprise pleasant or disruptive?

In an earlier post, (If we only touch one) I mentioned the idea that we are ‘sleepwalkers’ and that I hope to share my experience in ‘Waking Up’.  Many of us tend to go through life, filled with so many expectations, we never completely experience Life.  Sadly, this tendency to live predominately on expectations rather than living experience can affect anyone from any culture and any social class. Continue reading “Experience without Expectations!”