October 12, 2006
These flowers bloom in the entrance to my home; a vibrant greeting welcoming me back from the world at large. I am amazed when I stop to realize how often I simply forget to notice the beauty and abundance always around me; the blessings the universe is constantly offering when I am busy “living” and wondering how I am ever going to get enough done to make a difference, to make a dent in the to-do list that I add to every day or the pile of papers languishing on the table until I finally find a few moments to take action to do whatever must be done before they can be filed or discarded.
When did it get to be this way? When did the balance tip so far into the overwhelmed zone that I lost the joy of living an active and creative life? I now find myself planning to plan to organize so I can get a handle on all of this stuff that I don’t really care about but feel I must attend to.
It is time to step out of the insanity of that plan and stop to look at the flowers while they bloom. My new plan is and has been for some time to begin eliminating the time and energy sappers…. to say no to the things that offer little or nothing in return and banish them from my to-do list and my life.
These days, especially with the overabundance of information available online, I have found it easy to get caught up in someone else’s vision or someone else’s plan or agenda for how I should spend my time, money and life. As I do this my own vision and plan (as much of them as I have allowed myself the time and luxury of imagining) are shoved to the back burner to simmer.
It is only when the vision, plan and agenda of another complement and are in resonance with who and what we are that there is truly a mutual benefit. And from a mutually beneficial alliance comes a feeling of abundance and well-being for all.
When we spend our time doing the things that feel joyful and mean something to us our life can expand in an abundance of magical and miraculous ways.