Nothing is more important than your joy.
“I constantly find new ways of looking at my world. I see beauty everywhere.”
On the path of transformation we begin to see the value in detaching from the belief that success in life is tied to achieving certain goals. Instead, we discover that a successful life is determined by how we respond to the present moment. We begin to observe how we react to both the beauty and challenges which are experienced.
I once had someone tell me, “I don’t want to do the work” when canceling an appointment. I found that very insightful and I respected the honesty – for raising one’s spiritual consciousness is work. It’s playful, powerful, enlightening, freeing, frightening and life-altering, but it does need to be a daily part of one’s life.
The interesting paradox lies within the simplicity of the work. Many would rather have a list of things to do to achieve higher states of spiritual awareness instead of quieting the mind, trusting the process and becoming aware of what each moment offers.
“When life is simple.
pretenses fall away;
our essential natures can shine through.
By not wanting, there is calm,
and the world will straighten itself.
When there is silence,
one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself.”
~ Lao Tzu from the Tao Te Ching, verse 37
Today my intention is to keep it simple by loving what is. With each breath I honor my path of transformation as sacred – and I am grateful.