I was talking with a brother of mine the other day, and a thought came out of my mouth I had never had before, “I use to be envious when I would see all the pictures of you guys out at all those events or showing off the new bikes”. This in itself was not at all surprising, what I said next was eye-opening. “But now, I look at what you are accomplishing and instead of envy I feel inspired.” This was a revelation for me. I realized at that moment that the constant work I have done with living by spiritual principles may actually be paying off. What was once a defect of my character – envy – has begun to change into inspiration. Continue reading “I’m inspired by that which use to make me envious.”
“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!”
Have you ever had any experience without expectations? What was it like? Were you disappointed? Were 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 entirely 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!”