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Right In Front Of My Face

I have been going through an awakening recently, so to speak. It is completely mind boggling to realize just how many things are sitting there just waiting for you to give them their due attention, while you continue to pass them by, over and over, as if they were invisible. I watched a video today on the inner eye that I honestly would have laughed my ass off over a couple of months ago. Today however, it made perfect and complete sense to me. The most interesting part about all of this is that the universe completely choreographed this whole thing. Now, when I am standing here, looking at my life from a completely different perspective, I can see the very moments in time when it kept nudging me in this direction. If I weren’t so damn stubborn, it probably would have all happened a long time ago, but then everything happens for a reason, right?

I can’t begin to count the number of times that I have tried to pass on information to someone who just wasn’t ready to accept it yet. Conversely, I can’t count the number of times that I have been presented with concepts that I brushed off completely. We label these things. Our state of not being ready to accept relevant, yet world bending concepts completely stems from fear. To avoid considering these ideas, we label them, and we bundle them together with other concepts that do not appeal to us. For instance: there was a huge chunk of my life when I associated the pursuit of an organic, chemical-free lifestyle, with muddy parasite-ridden people who shared their homes with goats. That is a really big, messy, picture to have created in my mind, but I was using it as an illusion that protected me from the knowledge that was urging me to try and live the same way…only minus any parasites, mud, or goats.

It can all come together like dominoes cascading. The more pieces of the puzzle that we collect the more quickly the whole picture comes together. The funny thing is that I have begun to realize that it is not so much about me. To my utter delight, the awakening is somewhat universal. It seems like every single day lately, not only am I randomly making new friends with people who are in the midst of healthy lifestyle changes, but I have also noticed that my old friends are making similar transitions at the same time. As if suddenly, a switch was flipped, and our collective visions were all illuminated at the same time. Or maybe it merely has to do with the fact that I have a lot of friends who are turning forty…time to get busy, or serious, or something. 

So, how do we see the things that have always been right there waiting for us to notice them? We look…when we are ready, we begin to look around and discover that the answers we are hunting for are surprisingly easy to find. It simply requires a little letting go. When we let go of the things that we really don’t need, like the concern over what other people will think, and the fear of failure, we discover a newly illuminated world.


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1. Stay In

2. Read Books

3. Let it go to Voice Mail

4. Write a Letter

5. Dance

6. Invest in Mood Lighting

7. Have Dinner with Friends 

8. Take Walks

9. Bake

10. Breathe Deeply

11. Enjoy your Morning Coffee

12. Play Board Games

13. Hug your Pillows

14. Adopt a New Ritual

15. Look Around

16. Give a Gift

17. Happy Cry

18. Smile at Strangers

19. Cuddle

20. Savor Small Portions

21. Stretch

22. Take Pictures

23. Use Profanity Freely

24. Give Hugs

25. Listen Carefully

26. Beautify your Space

27. Share your Favorite Movie 

28. Laugh Generously

29. Accept Gifts Gratefully 

30. Give Thanks