Wow! Thanks for all the great comments! I'm really glad my words were valuable last night! I write so much so often that I honestly don't even recall what I write about 24 hours later. It just flows onward and outward. Can I tell you how privileged I am to have a community that I can share what flows through me? Sometimes, it's a grind posting so often, but it is really an amazing phenomenon that I don't want to go away. In fact, I really want it to expand, but I don't spend any time marketing my blog, so I rely on pure word of mouth.
I am amazed by the story of the Vlogger! Nice work! Except by this hour of the day, I don't feel like opening my mouth once more, so I let my fingers to the talking! Now if I could just figure out how to monetize my fingers... actually, I am. We recently invested in an internet marketing apprenticeship / mentor program and over the next 90-120 days, things are going to EXPLODE for us online in many different ways. I am so excited by this year. God has just continually heaped on the blessings... more and more and more. It's the opposite of a vicious circle. It's a blessed circle! The more I look for God, the more I see God, the more God shows up, so I look for God more, and see God more, and God shows up more, so I look for God more, and I see God more, and God shows up more...
... the punch line?
God has been there the whole time, it's just my ability to open up to God and see all things as God...
... It's me... God is always there, but I'm not! I'm worried about the future, or regretting or trying to make sense out of the past, so I am NOT in the present... where God is.
God isn't in the future.
God isn't in the past.
God is RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW in the present.
That's where we all are, whether our minds will allow us to be there is another story.
Here's what I want to say tonight. Just because you have a mind, doesn't mean it knows anything about anything. Just because it talks, doesn't mean you should always listen. Ever notice how nasty it can be? Why do we listen? We wouldn't listen to another person talk to us that way, why do we let our mind?
I haven't been able to control my mind, but I can control how I react to it. Some times, I just have to laugh at my own mind, thank it for sharing, and promptly ignore acting on it.
Now, I have to go to bed and recharge. I have given A LOT today. It feels great, but I am spent. To be used up by choice... that is the beauty of service. If you are stuck in a situation with anyone, ask yourself, "How can I be of service to this person?" Then, ask them. You'll be amazed how fast YOU can transform ANY situation through service.
Take it on.
P.S. Ang grew up here in CA, I grew up in CT and moved to AZ and met Ang while I lived there... over email. Yup. ;-)
Man, I miss that kid...