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Clear Thinking - The Days of Your Life

From: Jay
Sent on: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:26 PM


The Days of Your Life

��If it was possible to capture the essence of living our daily life to the full in three ideas they might sound something like this:

��How do I know what I know until I hear what I have to say

I cannot know what I have until I give it away

Life can never be fun until I choose the day


How do I know what I know until I hear what I have to say

This is the idea that we already know what we need to know to do life well!�� Have you ever sat relaxing with friends of an evening and after some time you come up with a very deep and profound insight?�� People then turn and say something like, ���Well I never knew that you knew that, how insightful, how wise���.�� In truth, you are also quietly thinking, ���Well I never knew that I knew that���.�� In that moment you had discovered something that you didn���t know that you knew until you said it.�� In such moments the innate wisdom within your being reaches the surface of your consciousness and finds expression in your words.���� It seems we all have an innate wisdom within us.�� Sometimes it���s called intuition.�� It���s always whispering to us, trying to guide us, but we seldom hear it.�� Why?�� Too often we are too busy thinking, thinking, thinking.�� It���s the noise of a busy mind that stops us from hearing the wisdom of our heart.�� It���s only when we relax our minds that we can then hear our intuitive good sense. And it���s the wisdom of that good sense that we need to guide our decision making and our responses to others.���� Hence the benefit that can be gained from the daily practice of some form of meditation, contemplation or quiet reflection.�� That���s when we may hear and come to say what we didn���t know we knew!

��I cannot know what I have until I give it away

While we may spend our entire life searching for love, and it appears that many do, we miss probably one of the biggest secrets in life.�� Love is already present within us, it can never be lost, and we don���t need to look anywhere else.�� So powerful is the mythology around love in the world today however, that we miss the presence of love in our life.�� This is largely because we believe we have to acquire something or someone to know love.�� Yet we all know that feeling when we do or give something to someone without desire for return.�� This is love in action because love is what we are.�� The idea that we are love itself is not new.�� However, the paradox is that we can never know for sure, for real, until we give it away.�� We know this because whenever we do or give anything with love who feels it first on the way out?�� You cannot know love until you give it away.�� What a clever ���feature��� built into the design of what is called a human being!������

��Life can never be easy until I choose the day

��You may rise bright and early every day but do you do it willingly?�� Is your first thought, ���YES another day, another adventure, another opportunity to know life and be lively���?�� Or do you crawl out of bed within a stream of thoughts that sound more like, ���Oh God not another day, another day of people and dramas and problems and issues.�� Oh well I suppose I have to get up, face it and get on with it���?�� Consciously choosing the day ahead sounds like common sense but for many it is often not common practice.�� When we don���t choose the day, which really means choose life, then both the day and life seem difficult.�� Happiness becomes elusive.�� And enthusiasm is almost impossible.�� To consciously choose the day, regardless of what it may bring, is the first step in becoming the master of ones own life.�� Easiness tends to follow���easily! ��

��Although such insights/affirmations are obviously not new it seems that they are easily forgotten in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living.�� So it���s always good to re-affirm them���each day!

��Question:�� Why do we sometimes forget to see life as a gift and not a sentence?

��Reflection:�� Which of the three insights appeals to you most and why?

��Action:�� If you find them useful create a way to remind your self of each of these insights every day.

���� Mike George 2010


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