I love the stimulating responses I get from my readers and a recent one from a friend in Seattle is a great example.
I had written on living in the moment and she replied, “These words were part of my devotional yesterday … ‘I do that which is in front of me to do … I embrace the present moment, I embrace the presence of God, and I embrace peace.’”
She goes on, “It has been a year now since I fully came to realize the awesome idea that God created me with the gifts to do certain special things within the human world I now live in. Me! Very special and like nobody else! … I used to make lists and put them on the fridge, as you describe, and I used my mind to try to figure out how to do things … Since I’ve started living in the NOW and allowing life to live through me, the peace is incredible … So is everything else. I have had more good fortune and (can’t explain this part) more money and good health.”
Yes, isn’t it amazing how clear the music comes through when you get the radio dial set right on the station?
Accepting the fact that we are created for the expression of our talents is the first step and the next one is to do the work that is right in front of us. No need to hunt it. It is right before us.
When we live this way, we are magnetized from head to toe and our good starts to flow into our lives. Peace of mind leads to peace in our affairs. Working from joy leads to joyous results.
Notice I say “our good” starts to flow. We often pick up the erroneous thought that there is a limited amount of good out there and we must fight for it. The real truth is that no one can take our good from us. Our good comes from life magnetizing us and our work and it is drawn to us without fail.
When Joseph Campbell advised a spiritual seeker, “Follow your bliss,” he was tuned into one of the spiritual laws of the universe. It is your bliss that magnetizes and energizes you. It motivates you to move. It stirs you to action. It clarifies your mind.
Do what is in front of you with bliss, not bowing to fears of the past or obsessions about the future. Immerse yourself in the joy of the moment. Yes, it is your best shot at getting rich but your life will become so much richer that it may not matter at all.
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