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Consider your life as it is right now.  Is it filled to overflowing with all that you desire, or does it feel dry and lacking in pizazz and juice? Take a moment to do an inventory of what you have going for you. Do you have a place to live and a job that nourishes you on physical, emotional and financial levels? Are there people you love and who love you? Do you have fun adventures?  Do you have hobbies and interests that fascinate you?  Do you have more body parts that work than those that don’t?

What if we could focus on all that we have in our lives instead of what is missing? How about if we embraced the gifts that come our way even if they are wrapped in strange packaging? What would it be like be in the moment, without micromanaging the details? Such an unaccustomed state for me. I am willing to leave space for what I want to enter, rather than filling every available moment. I am open to being in the flow of life, rather than swimming upstream.

In a state of mind that surprises the heck out of me. For so many years, I measured my worth by my accomplishments. Was I giving something my all? Did I get good grades? Did I meet deadlines? Did I earn a gold star or a blue ribbon? Did I surpass my own expectations? Was my work recognized by those I wanted to see it and praise it?

A few nights ago at dinner with friends, someone mentioned that I had interviewed His Holiness the Dalai Lama and asked me to tell the story about what led up to it and how it turned out. I shared it, and even though it was what I call my dream into reality interview, it still it felt like just what I do. My job. My chosen path. Or perhaps, a path that chose me. I pushed and efforted for so many years to get my work out there in the world. I was desperate to make a living doing what I love and being center stage. Felt like I was scrambling to be noticed.

At this point in my life, I am still doing what I love with writing and speaking and being well compensated. I have dreams and visions, but am more at peace with that aspect of my life than I have ever been. I am writing my next book, but am not pushing the river. What a relief. I am learning to live life on life’s terms, even if it gets challenging at times. I am learning to trust in Divine timing in all things.

I am also questioning the trajectory of my life. I have no clue where I will end up in the next day, let alone the next year or so. I’ll let you know when I arrive.

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