Eckhart Tolle wrote, “Your inner purpose is to awaken. It’s as simple as that. You share that purpose with everyone else on the planet because it is the purpose of humanity.” We could say, as John Lennon might put it, our Life’s purpose is what happens within us, often us while we’re busy making other plans.
Nothing’s gone wrong. Everything in this world happens according to the Divine Plan for Creation, and that includes our own life happening whether we are aware of it, or even interested that a Divine Plan is in place. The world of form, of this and that, is designed for our awakening so that we can live a unique version of our true Self on Earth. That’s an amazing purpose! And, we get to decide this time around whether or not to let the Divine Purpose for all Life be the individual purpose for our life.
But as always, we’re free to live in the world, which so often seems like a chaotic mess without purpose, waiting to see what happens to us so that we can deal with it as best we can. We’re free to spend our days struggling to get along in life without an inspired awareness of a Divine Purpose guiding us. But as saying the saying goes, “If you snooze you lose.” It does seem a waste of our Earth time to mentally sleep through it when the point of it all is to awaken to It All.
Some of us may wake up from a physical night’s sleep easily with the faint light of dawn or the subtle sounds of nature; while some of us may require a loud alarm clock to get our attention and let us know morning has broken. I had a friend years ago who told me he set three alarm clocks every night, each set to go off several minutes apart. Then he put the clocks out of reach so he’d have to get up to turn each one off as it went off.
That seemed pretty crazy to me, but is it any crazier than for us to wait until the challenges in our life get so alarming that we feel like we’ve been hit on the head with a two-by-four by the Universe? We can wait until the signs and feelings are impossible to ignore—until pain in our body or chronic anger turns into disease or disability, until unhappiness in our relationships turns into sorrow and loss, or until some other manifestation of things unwanted shows up full-blown in our life—before we decide it’s time to wake up and live as the powerful creative Spiritual Being we are. However, at any point, we’re free to decide to awaken more easily from the dream that we’re separate from the Divine Source of our Life.
If we realized the inner purpose of this human experience is to awaken, and that no one gets a pass on that no matter how many incarnations it takes, we’d pay closer attention to the subtle signs and feelings that are always present to guide us in the Divine Plan for us to live as a Spiritual Being on Earth. In the recording, Grace as Reality, Jeshua tells us: “In this way almost unbeknownst to you miracles come to replace the struggle and strife of life. You become humble because you realize that none of your perceptions have ever been true or accurate, except the ones inspired by the gentleness of Love that is totally inclusive of all of life.”
To awaken to Spirituality as our Reality is to live without struggling to make the things we want happen in that world, and without striving to make things we don’t want go away. To awaken to Spirituality as our Reality isn’t about trying to do anything. It’s about being the Love that we are wherever we are. It’s as simple as that, if we’d let it be.
We are never without Divine Inspiration because no matter what we do, we’re included in the gentleness of Love’s guidance. In those moments when we are aware that Truth, we naturally release our knee-jerk reactions to the world of happenings. It is easier to let go of our judgements and reactions to what people happen to be doing or what events happen to be occurring. When we know that we share the inner purpose of awakening with everyone else on the planet, then who are we to judge how many alarm clocks anyone needs?
We could say that here at LEC we’re right on purpose. You all show up in person, or live-stream, or videos in between for Sunday Services, many of you take the classes we offer, and most of you hangout and participate in sharing your love and support with each other. It’s easy to see that we are sharing a desire to learn to live as awakened Beings as we walk this Earth, and to experience the happy, positive things that come from living such an awakened life.
As we awaken to a greater awareness of the Spiritual Being of Love we’re created to be, through the eyes of Love, awakened in us as we become aware of our true nature, we are more able to see Creation as It is intended to be. Ramana Maharshi said, “Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render to the world.” Through every divinely inspired moment that we’re aware of. whether we’re together, alone, or we’re out in the world doing whatever we are doing, we become more alive and awake in a world we enjoy being alive and awake in.
To live an inspired life, to live an inspiring life, is to live with the awareness that we are One with a Universe alive as Love, and that nothing else is real or lasting, or truly worth talking about no matter how compelling appearances might be. It’s to be aware that this Universe is loving us every moment, caring for us every moment, and conspiring for us every moment because that same Universal Love is alive in us as our very Existence. And, that Love embraces all of life, wherever we are and wherever we’re not.
To live our inner purpose is to live in peaceful anticipation of positive manifestation no matter what is happening anywhere and everywhere. The word “inspire” literally means to inhale the breath of Life. Breathing is nothing to take for granted. It was the first thing we did as we entered this world and it will be the last thing we do as we leave it. And, in between we can practice breathing with the awareness that we can only breathe in the present moment. We can breathe in with an awareness of the Life within us. And, as we do, that breath will enliven a feeling in us or spark a thought in our mind that is rich, deep and Divinely inspired.
Our being conscious of our breathing regulates our emotions. It brings calmness and peace when we’re disturbed by what’s happening around us, and yet it fills us with a joyous sense of being that is elevated with clarity. It allows miracles to come and replace the struggle and strife of life. Thich Nhat Hanh wrote, “If you live in awareness it’s easy to see miracles everywhere. In moments of inspired awareness an answer or solution may suddenly reveal itself to our mind, or a healing may take place in our body or in a situation around us. And, we would easily identify that revelation or healing as the miracle it is if we were living with the awareness of the miracle we are: a powerful Spiritual Being having a human experience and yet living all the while in Oneness with the Pure Divine Source of all Existence that Loves and guides us.
I saw a short video f someone telling how he wasn’t watching where he was going one day, fell head first into a ditch that luckily was grass-lined, where two one-hundred dollar bills greeted his landing. I thought it was intended be inspirational video until he said “I can’t believe that a stupid move like that could lead to such dumb luck.” Ever found something you’d been looking for that seemed to suddenly reveal itself in an unexpected place? Ever had a brilliant idea that seemed to come out of the blue? Ever been trying to solve a problem, and when finding a solution seemed to reach a dead end you inadvertently stumbled upon that solution? Ever taken a wrong turn and found yourself in the perfect place to assist someone, or maybe through that wrong turn you discovered a market or a shop you didn’t know was there that turned out to be charming and offer wonderful things?
Do we see the Hand of God in our life while we’re living it? Do we see such experiences as the manifested proof of our Oneness with a Universe of Love loving us, caring for us, and conspiring to bring good things to us? Or do we dismiss such experiences as simply “dumb luck”? We miss the miracles that are everywhere whenever we chalk one up any experience as to dumb luck. We replace the miracles that are natural to us with the struggle and strife of life. We forget this Universe is alive as Love everywhere, and that It’s loving us right where we are—answering our every need and conspiring with us to fulfill our purpose to awaken to the deep richness of Creation that has been created for us by Love Itself.
Nisargadatta wrote, “Love tells me I am everything.” We are everything to the God of Love that created us, and our Inner Being knows that’s true every moment. Our Inner Being knows that the God of Love, which is All that Is, knows that we are wherever we are, and cares about every moment of our life as we live it. We’re always safe, no matter where, no matter what. Our Inner Being knows what God has prepared for us, and if we’d turn within and tune in more often to that Divine Inspiration, we would be guided every time to where good happenings are happening.
How difficult does life need to be before we decide to awaken to our spirituality? How loud do the Divine directions need to get before we decide to follow them? We can decide right now, and every moment from now on, to live an inspired life on purpose and let the gentleness and subtleness of the Love that is our very Existence guide us all the way. Rumi wrote of the Love that lives in us and in all that lives:
I am so close, I may look distant.
So completely mixed with you, I may look separate.
So out in the open, I appear hidden.
So silent, because I am constantly talking with you.
Sri Nisargadatta wrote in his book, I Am That, “Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. And between the two my life flows.” The life we live in this world flows in such a way. It flows between all and nothing, between moments of Silence and moments of such clarity that we easily see our way through whatever the moment holds. And, in between those moments, we may experience times in which we feel stressed and confused, and other times when we feel ease and trust, confident in our self and the world around us.
We could be content in our life with the flow of appearances that come and go if we’d remind our self that the Flow of our Life gathers up our good forever, and also reveals with lovingkindness what needs to be healed in our mind. But, we just can’t seem to leave well enough alone. We react to Life rather than flowing with It.
We have a tendency to work hard at doing things in the world to make things happen rather than remembering it’s the vibration of the thoughts we hold that causes things to happen. We try to make a good outcome happen and often our human persistence only gets in the way. Or, we try to make the unwanted go away with the very energy we possess that allows it to stay right where it is.
Life may do nothing to us, but It does do everything for us by matching our visible experiences with the vibration, or spiritual energy, we’re emitting with our thoughts. The longer we focus on specific thoughts—whether we feel good as we do or not so good as we do, happy as we do or angry as we do—the more permission we give those thoughts to hangout in our mind, affect our mood and attitude, and eventually enter into our visible space of experience in some way.
Our life will be as good as we allow it to be as it flows between Wisdom and Love, Silence and Cosmic Consciousness, and each moment It flows will be as hard or easy as we declare it to be. Abraham-Hicks tells us, “When you believe something is hard, the Universe demonstrates the difficult. When you believe something is easy, the universe demonstrates the ease.”
Labor Day is a day set aside for the fun of not laboring. It’s a day intended to recognize the contributions of workers in this country. When we think of laborers, more often than not we have images in our mind of people performing physical work of every kind. Most of us don’t think of someone sitting behind a desk in a high rise as a laborer because “labor” sounds like physical effort.
But the word “labor” is defined in the dictionary as exerting one’s powers of body or mind; to work or toil mentally as well as physically. Overthinking can be far more tiring than overworking. Our physical body can rest and rejuvenate if we simply sit down or lie down. But all too often our mind continues its “efforting” no matter what we do. It struggles with some unwanted condition, situation or problem as if it’s trying to bench press the whole world.
It’s hard to tell who is laboring the most simply by looking at what they’re doing because it’s not what we do, its how we feel when we do it—confused or clear, burdened or light, displeased or happy. Someone sitting behind a desk stressing over the task at hand, or some other situation in their life, might be laboring far more than someone happily using the powers of their body with no mental resistance at all.
No one can really measure how much effort we are putting into living our life. It’s our own individual perception of living life. Sri Nisargadatta wrote, “Whatever happens, happens to you, by you, and through you; you are the creator, enjoyer, and destroyer of all you perceive.”
So, what is an RPE? RPE stands for the “rate of perceived effort or exertion” an individual personally feels when doing whatever they’re doing. Trainers develop workout programs that are based on the effort someone should feel during that workout. But, since it’s not really possible for a trainer to measure how much effort someone is actually putting into their workout, they developed an RPE scale, a rate of perceived effort from one to ten: One is how much physical effort a person would exert when sitting on the couch; two to four is how much physical effort a person would exert when taking a walk; five to seven is how much effort a person would physically exert hiking up a mountain; and, eight to ten is a full on sprint.
If we were to notice how we’re feeling each day, energized or lethargic, uplifted or downtrodden, what would be our mental RPE, our perceived effort in living our life? Do we believe life is hard? If so our mental efforts in living it will be right up their with a full on sprint even if we’re sitting on the couch. But if we believe life can be easy, then, as we read in the Book of Isaiah, “We will run and not grow weary, and we will walk and not be faint.”
If we believe life is easy, the universe demonstrates the ease no matter how much activity may be going on in our life. And if we believe life is hard, we’ll feel exhausted even before we get out of bed in the morning. It’s been said, “Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” It feels good to work hard, physically and mentally, when we feel passion for what we’re doing as we’re doing it. Then we feel accomplished after we’re done, happily used up for the day. It’s when we burden our self with tasks, responsibilities, obligations, and doing just to get it done that living our life feels like an effort.
Because our mind doesn’t rest and rejuvenate automatically when we sit down or lie down, it requires a gift from us before it does, i.e., our willingness to give it a rest. When we live with the awareness that right now we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience for the fun of it, and for the joy of creating our own version of an individual human life, the more we’re able to live with a peaceful mind, and a calm and happy heart, not just when the results come in and we visibly see all is well, and not just when we get our ducks in a row and we believe we can breathe with ease for awhile, but right in the midst of noise, trouble and hard work, and right in the midst of chaos and uncertainty in our individual life or the world around us.
Someone said, “I don’t have ducks, or a row. I have squirrels, and they’re everywhere!” This world can get pretty squirrelly at times—crazy, nutty, bonkers—but if we can allow our self to maintain a balance within the flow of our life, between what we see visibly and the Invisible Unseen that is No Thing and yet loving everything, we can remain peaceful and calm as we watch the ebb and flow of appearances, and we can experience a sense of ease and happiness about the what is that is taking us to what’s next in the same way we feel ease and happiness watching squirrels at play. Then, we can say along with the great philosopher Dr. Suess: “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
The Life Enrichment Center is moving onward and upward! Our move to a new location is based on the prayerful, faith-filled willingness of our membership to follow a positive trend in a changing world that tends to trend both ways. Nothing in this visible world stays the same, no matter how much we may like the way things were, because no matter how good things have been, this of world of change is designed to get better and better if we allow it to.
Abraham-Hicks tells us, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Even the way many are looking at what church is, and what it’s for, is changing, and the important distinction between religiosity and spirituality is evolving. In the past, religion has been viewed not necessarily as a way to live happily in the world, but as a way to plan for a future in heaven. Today there is a trend by more and more individuals to want the power and freedom of living a spiritual life now, in this world.
More often than not, religion is based on ancient rules full of “thou shall’s” and “thou shall nots” with a touch of hellfire and brimstone to inspire following the rules! And, those rules have been reinforced by what is today archaic language. For some this has been a point of pride, i.e., that for thousands of years not one word or rule has changed. But as the saying goes Adapt, change, or die.
Today many traditional churches, along with New Though Centers such as ours, are finding there is a need for change. Sanctuaries of every denomination are more empty than full. Our evolving world consciousness of Oneness, in unity with the evolution of the individual awareness that we are all thinking, feeling Spiritual Beings living in a shared world and intended to live in harmony as we share it, is causing many who have previously been satisfied with strict traditions and words by rote, and content with memorization without practice, to look for something deeper and more meaningful to apply to their current human experiences in the world today.
LEC is part of a revolution of the Spirit and a revelation of the Soul that is often referred to in this world as evolution. We read in The Science of Mind, “Evolution is not the expression of a becoming God, but is simply one of the ways that a God Who already Is, expresses Himself.” God is All that Is, and therefore God must be what we are even now. We not becoming a Spiritual Being, we are becoming more aware of the Spiritual Being we already are. We’re not growing as Spiritual Beings, we are growing in our awareness of our existing Wholeness. Nothing is missing within us even now.
We read in The Science of Mind, “Marvelous as the concept may be, it is none the less true that man has at his disposal, in what he calls his mind, a power which seems to be Limitless. This is because he is One with the Whole within.” The Good that is God, the God that is Good, is already present wherever we are because It never goes anywhere, and we can’t go anywhere without the Divine Life within us. We haven’t been abandoned in this physical world and we’re not isolated with a physical body. Even now we’re made of Holy Substance. God, Spirit, Pure Positive Energy is what we are and why we are. The possibilities of what Life can be through us and as us is Limitless.
In The Way of the Heart we read, “Creation itself that flows from the Mind of God is ongoing forever! You will never cease to be! You will go on forever and forever and forever and forever and forever. You will go on forever exactly as you are now. Or you can allow the Mind of God to flow through you carrying you to an ever-greater expansiveness and deepening your awareness of the infinite loveliness of the power of the Mind of God.” Our Life could be fresh, new and expansive in every moment, without any repeats or reruns at all, if we’d allow It to be new.
We are never stuck with what was unless we stick it to our self! No matter what may be going on—in our body, relationships, finances, and anywhere else we call our life—we are one thought away from changing it all if we’re willing to be flexible in our mind and open in heart to the Boundlessness of What Is Possible for us through the evolution of our awareness.
If we resist moving forward along with the flow of Creation Itself, we’ll not only be standing in the same place mentally, but in relationship to forward momentum we’ll appear to be going backwards, in the opposite direction of where we all truly want to go. Evolution is the reason we came into manifestation. The whole point of being Spiritual Beings in this human environment of contrast is to inspire us to choose what we want, often by first experiencing what we don’t want, so that we can become more and more aware of who we truly are, and our power to change the way we look at life and change the life we see.
We’re looking at this change, at this time, at LEC as a reflection of our willingness to grow and as a Center of Love, as a Center for positive living, as a Center that is life enriching. We want to participate in a greater way in a world looking for solutions rather than more divisions. This world is intended to change because, as human beings, we are designed for the evolution of our Earth expression.
There are those who look at change (any change) as a failure not to succeed in staying the same, which it is. But that’s a good thing! As George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their mind cannot change anything.” Willingness to change is an indication of our willingness to experience more and more of God’s Creation on Earth, and to Be more of the One we’re created to be upon It. It’s been said, “Why settle for a crumb of thought when we can have the whole cake and enjoy every bite.” Flexibility and willingness are the main ingredients for allowing more of Life to flow through us wherever change is taking place in our life.
We are all an essential part of the Creation that flows from the Mind of God. Evolution comes to us individually as we allow it to. If we know that we can choose to allow it, why would we choose to stay stuck in the way it’s always been, and do it again and again, when Life in this human environment is an opportunity to experience this good thing and that good thing and never have a dull moment or a repeat? We’re designed to outgrow what we think we know so that we can express more of the Infinity of the Mind of God that Is fully Present within us now and forever.
Evolution is a fact. Just on the physical level, our body has gone through so many evolutionary changes that if it weren’t for images of us in old photographs we’d likely not be able to recall any of those physical self-images in our mind. It’s those invisible self images, our mindset, the beliefs we hold about our self and life that keep us from evolving. Instead, our life seems to revolve over and over again with the same limitations. Perhaps they have different names and conditions, but the meaning is the same: We’re not spiritual yet.
We all want to experience something deeper and more meaningful in the moments of our life. Rumi wrote, “Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Within us we have what it takes to be whatever we want to be and to experience whatever we desire to experience. But we have to outgrow the self we think we are in order to experience more of the Self we truly Are.
Are we ready to join the feeling of excitement just beneath the surface of things right now that will evolve our life in ways we haven’t experienced yet? Change is in the air everywhere, are we ready to embrace it? Evolution is inevitable, are we ready to accept it? We’ve all outgrown our baby bodies without any resistance. We can choose to outgrow everything else we’ve experienced in this world with the same Grace and non-resistance.
Knowing that we are the expression of the more and more of the Forever More of God, we can choose to move into What’s Next in our individual life, and here at LEC, with joyous anticipation and peaceful trust.
Changing our thinking can change our life. It’s a valuable thing for us to know because it is our thinking that causes our life to be in the shape it’s in! Our life, as we recognize it to be, can’t happen to us, but must happen through us, because nothing recognizable as anything can come into our life in a visible way without first being recognized as something in our mind.
Thoughts are invisible things that float around in the ethers, so to speak, the invisible energies around us and within us. They are up for grabs by us and our interpretations of them. When we define those invisible thoughts by giving them them meaning, we join with them and cause them to be able to become visible things around us. In other words, we individually proclaim them to be the life we see. That’s why no two people see or experience life in exactly the same way.
We read in The Science of Mind, “We know that thoughts are things and that everything a man experiences visibly is the direct result of specific thoughts somewhere in his consciousness.” If a thought didn’t have meaning to us, we wouldn’t recognize it or associate it with anything around us. It would float by in our mind like a wispy cloud without a defined shape. We wouldn’t pay attention to it because it wouldn’t mean anything to us.
It’s those thoughts that are defined in our mind by the contrasts in our life experience that seem most solid and alive in us. We focus on them because they look like something to us and have meaning for us. The longer we focus on specific thoughts, whether we feel good as we do or not so good as we do, the more we give the power of our permission for whatever those thoughts mean to us to enter our visible space of experience in some way.
We read in The Science of mind “We know that belief makes thought very powerful. We know that the word of man is the law of his life.” In other words, if we say “it’s so,” so it is (to us). Belief not only makes thought very powerful, belief gives thought the only power it has in our life. The one thing that all the thoughts we give attention to in our mind have in common is our belief that what they mean is true, solid and real. It’s been said, “Your thoughts become your beliefs. Your beliefs become your truth. Your truth becomes your story. Your story IS your reality.” What story are we bringing to life as our life? Changing our thinking changes our perception of reality, which changes our story of life.
Our mind is the very instrument or mechanism of imagination. But often we don’t realize that we’re imagining what we see. Before we see anything around us we’ve already imagined what it means within us, e.g., “that’s pretty, that’s icky.” The thoughts that seem the most difficult to change are those we’ve thought over and over again and have defined with deep heavy outlines of belief.
Its our belief in the reality of what we’re thinking that causes our life to confirm in form, expression and experience what we believe is true. For example, if we believe we always get allergies in the spring and a cold in the winter, we likely will. That irritating person will likely continue to irritate us. And, we’ll never have enough time or money no matter how soon we leave or how much money we save. We believe it’s got to be true because it’s our experience, but it’s our experience only because we believe it’s true.
Though thoughts begin in the Invisible within, it’s our repetitive focus on and attention to specific thoughts (positive or negative, life affirming or life lamenting) that causes our life to be in the shape it’s in. We alone, and in agreement with others, give the invisible things of thought a powerful invitation to become visible things somewhere in our life. Life may do nothing to us, but It does everything for us that we call life.
The shape of our thoughts shape our life. They visibly appear as our body,i n our relationships with family and friends, and in our day to day interactions with strangers. Even the way our car runs is affected by thoughts we hold about what a car means to us. It can mean a reliable vehicle that gets us where we want or need to go. Or it can be a “no go” that runs out of gas in the middle of nowhere, or has a lot of mechanical problems, or…or…or. Nothing that we view around us is exempt from the thoughts we think about it within us. We could say that life in this world is a mind game in which some of us feel like winners and some of us do not.
Since our intentionally saying “yes yes yes” to life brings experiences of life we enjoy, experiences that reflect the well-being of our Being, wouldn’t it be lovely for us to stop unintentionally saying “no no no” to the good life in some way? How do we do “the Unthinkable” when we are thinking beings that seem to think and over think, and often make our self crazy by thinking?
Have you ever had a good feeling that came over you for apparently no good reason, and maybe just for a moment you felt unconditionally good? Then you tried to figure out why, and when you couldn’t it bothered you so much that you didn’t feel all that good anymore? The silliness in our mind cheats us out of miracles in the moment. When we feel surprisingly good, unexpectedly good, it’s a good idea for us to sit with that good feeling awhile, and wait for positive supporting thoughts to come to mind rather than mentally searching for them.
Its important for us to milk a good feeling and let the ways and means for it to express through us show up. Rumi wrote, “When I run after what I think I want, my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety; if I sit in my own place of patience, what I need flows to me, and without pain. From this I understand that what I want also wants me, is looking for me and attracting me. There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.”
Ever marvel at how birds fly in formation and never bump into each other? Ever watch in awe as a huge flock of starlings moved in flawless unison, changing magically from dark to light, as they danced across the sky? All creatures in this world, but we humans, move instinctively. If birds stopped to calculate every move, there would be miscommunications and mishaps, birds falling from the sky everywhere.! But they don’t because they are receiving unresisted communication from the unseen Broader Perspective that is the Source of their life. It is our Source too. But our thinking, thinking, thinking causes resistance to that communication. We want to know how it’s going to go, or how it’s going to end, before we start.
When we’re saying “Yes” to Life there’s no resistance in us because we’re blending with our Inner Being, our True Self, the Broader Perspective within us that sees so much more about everything. Within we are One with the All-Knowing Source of Life. When we follow Inner Guidance we’re not afraid to do the unthinkable. We don’t have to figure it all out before we start to enjoy our life. When a good feeling comes to us, we can know It is our Spirit silently talking to us about good things. We read in of The Science of Mind, “Talk to yourself, not to the world. There is no one to talk to but yourself, for all experiences take place within Conditions are the reflections of our own meditations and nothing else.”
Any moment we think we lack, any moment that we actually believe the Source of our Life doesn’t support us, any moment we think that we’re alone, and any moment we think we’re confused, we can simply ask within, “What is it that I’m thinking that my Inner Being isn’t thinking? What am I seeing that my Inner Being is seeing beyond?” As we sit in patience, the hardened edges of resistant thoughts soften until they are wispy and meaningless. Then we’re able to experience a Broader Perspective of life, a more Cosmic view of what’s True about our Self in Life.
We are unlimited beings forever. The greatest use of our perfect freedom is to embrace the place that we are and bless it with a Broader Perspective than our physical eyes can see. In letting go of our human tendency to calculate, manipulate, and try to figure things out when they appear around us, we close the gap between the outer world of things and the inner world that shapes them. Jeff Foster wrote, “Leave everything without definition, including yourself. Befriend uncertainty. Fall in love with the mystery. Kneel before the altar of Not Knowing. Give your questions time to breathe. And the answers will find you.” Now that’s doing the unthinkable!