Sitting on the sofa this morning, with a cup of coffee, the dog on the floor next to me, watching The Today Show, I am pretty comfortable. You’ll probably agree with me that in 2010, we are pretty comfortable. Pretty much everything in my life is OK. Yes, there are things that could be done today, but almost all of those could be done tomorrow (or next week or next month).
Comfort is good, but is there discomfort in our comfort? Is there something that we really want to do to, but….we just don’t have enough time? Or we are waiting to do until we go on vacation? Or until……
What I know is that I didn’t come here to settle. I came here to express all the attributes of God; to do, be and have all that feeds my soul. And it’s funny–I have found that when I am doing what I am passionate about, there is always enough (time, money, support, etc.).
What is keeping us from experiencing our passion, and doing what we came here to do? Certainly not Spirit–we know that the creative process we call God always says “yes” to us.
I can always come up with a great list of all the reasons (AKA excuses) to wait until tomorrow. If one of my reasons has to do with a past experience, I can cross that off the list. My path is my path, and anyone else’s opinion or experience, or my past successes or failures, have nothing to do with today. Remember Emerson’s wonderful words: “This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.”
I remember a line from the great movie Steel Magnolias in which Julia Roberts states that “I’d rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” The truth is that we have everything we need to have a lifetime of wonderful, starting right now, by releasing the beliefs that no longer serve us, forgiving the past, and deciding to move forward.
But we have to decide, and then move!
Moving forward requires a decision. Join me Sunday at 10 a.m. for reflections on “Deciding to be Happy,” using Raymond Charles Barker’s book , The Power of Decision.
Let’s get on with it!
Joyful Living Church, 3505 Camino del Rio South, San Diego. http://www.joyfullivingsandiego.org.