Blog 1713 – 05.31.2020
Another May Ends
Time though it might seem to be stuck for many of us waiting amid the panic of pandemic still marches on. This too shall eventually pass and life will get back to a perhaps new normal, but, one more normal than the last five or so months have been. I ate again in a restaurant at a table with three others yesterday for the first time in it seems like forever, but, actually two months would be a closer estimate. Granted the wait staff were all wearing gloves and masks and every other table was reserved to maintain social distancing, but, it was so good to dine out again with others. Eventually we must overcome our fears and get back to living with risk.
Life is always a risky business and as the saying goes, “None of us is going to get out of this alive anyway.” Many of us proudly profess not to be gamblers but we all really are to one degree or anther, risking all on at least one roll of the dice every day. I can say and with assurance that no matter how tall or short the stack of chips in front of us is at any given time that we all eventually win. Win some or learn some are the only real options in life. And the only way to even pretend to lose is to quit the game early. And I even have a sneaky suspicion that even that play though perhaps delaying the eventual win a bit does not prevent us from winning in the end. We are created to overcome, conquer, and to win some and to learn some, our story has but only one way to end.
That is a done deal, a settled issue for me, so I am always looking for the bigger, the better, and the higher to happen. A friend of mine says that his secret for successful living and manifesting is to visualize what he wants to come into his life for at least five minutes at the beginning of each new day. I guess having arrived some time ago at what I believe to be the happiest time of my life I prefer just to repeat my personal mantra to myself or out loud:
“I am so glad and grateful that anything I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.”
I think our biggest difficulties in life come from dwelling on what we do not want and thereby manifesting mostly more of that in our lives. We do not, I think, have to maintain a wish list naming or touching each one daily like a rosary bead prayer request or wish till we can tick it off the list. I have come to believe that at least for me the best way to live is to accept what comes for the gift it is, to learn to see the present as just that, a gift from the one who knows and loves us best, our higher self.
Today may be the ending of the month of May but it is still today and to me each and everyday is like Christmas, so many gifts to unwrap.
Your friend and fellow traveler,