Work as Infinite Play

There is change afoot, and I’m sure you’ve noticed it. At this point in time we are standing in a place where our ideas of how life could be lived is being changed, reshaped and re-formed. Teachers from around the globe are coming to fairly similar ideas about life, love and what we are here to do in general in our short space of time.

Tim Ferriss wrote about in the 4 Hour Work Week, Leo Babauta’s blog Zen Habits is a testament to turning passion into a full-time career, and countless others have done the same. Bashar talks about following your highest excitement. It is the same thing.

The key is that these guys took little, manageable leaps of faith, and trusted that it would work out. More than that, they knew it would work, it time and focus, but predominantly they did what excited them, and amazingly they all become highly successful in their respect fields.

The lesson in all of this, is to have the courage to in any moment, do that which excites you most.

Last night I was watching a film called “What Happens in Vegas”, it was on t.v. and in case you haven’t heard about it, the story goes that a guy and girl for different reasons, and from different walks of life, end up, on a drunken night getting married. In the morning, although its a surprise at first, they decide its better to end it there and then, however, in twist, they win three million dollars. The court rules they have to live as a married couple for six months in order to have access to the three million dollars.

The story line although a little Hollywood, has some great truths in it. The character Jack mentions he “rather be happy doing nothing, than doing something he hated”. That line stuck with me, because imagining that is quite a liberating thought. If it were, it essentially is talking about following what you’re passionate about, and really trusting that things will work out. Now, he is umemployed throughout, having been fired by his Dad, but the message is undiluted.

Imagine what life would be like for you if you decided to, in any conscious moment, do that which excited you most. Think about what you would do right now. Scary isn’t it? Liberating and frightening at the same time. The trick is doing the thing which excites you the most, but without any expectation other than it pleases you in the moment.

That’s the cool part about this. Its very easy to be criticised at first for following through with this, however, by trusting what is the thing that pleases you most, and having the faith that you will be fully supported, is the most exhilarating experience. It puts you in the drivers seat, and the more often you do it, the more you’ll begin to realise that oddly, although as time passes not so oddly, that miraculously as if by magic the necessary components just line up. Now that is the cool part to this.

Today, or right now, see if you can go and do the thing which excites you most, its pretty easy with a bit of practice. It literally just takes a little more faith in yourself, than usual, but its very cool when you do, and it feels great.

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Be Yourself

be the teacher, the person you are, be the up-lifter you know you can be. That’s the only way to live. Living is about becoming more than we already are. Its about standing where you are, and realising that as a result of what you have experienced you, you have a complete and absolute right to wanting what you want; if you grew up feeling poor, know without a doubt you’d rather be wealthy, if you felt unloved, you are more worthy of being adored, if you felt unattractive, you deserve to feel fricking amazing.

It’s simple as that.

The Art Of Creation and Life Really Is Awesome

A few days ago I was listening again to an Abraham Hicks seminar, that was talking about the process of allowing. The idea that we need not visualise, we need not make requests, all that is necessary is simply to find relief. Find relief from where you are, look for the thought that feels better. The simplicity of it all often throughs people. I often thought it was more complicated, more convoluted, as if it were a formula that I had to access, and once I had access, all my dreams would manifest right in front of my eyes.

Creation is an active process. Its keeping up with who you have become, you, all that you’ve lived, all your fully formed ideas, wants, and everything else inbetween. Keeping up, by going with it, finding that improved feeling is really the work that you need do. Everything else should be a joy. If its not, then find some relief before carrying on.

It literally is that simple. Life is seriously good. The sooner that you realise it the better. You are better than you realise, far better than you can comprehend. You life, as a result of all that you have lived is there to get seriously good for you. I mean absolutely wonderful. So wonderful that you’ll have you socks blown off, for want of a better phrase, thank you Abraham, by what will show up. Loving where you are, no, not loving, because thats not even necessary, its just learning where you are that’s made the difference to me.

Today, I was working out in the glorious sunshine, my hands were muddy from the soil I was moving, I was surrounded by lovely people, in a beautiful part of the country, and I was happy. I was gardening. It was simple, it was enjoyable, and I would have not rathered be anywhere else in the world. Today, I am a rich man. I am alive, I worked, I enjoyed wonderful food, outside in glorious weather, I exercised, I was having wonderful thoughts about my life, and where its heading. Its about the journey that is important, and today will be remembered as a day where I was rich. Rich in live, rich in living, rich in company, and rich in family.

Its these days, and moments that truly are what life is about. Make the effort to enjoy the journey, and the destination will take care of itself.

You don’t have to figure it all out at once, where you are is really quite good, the people around you are pretty awesome, your finances are where they need to be, your health is where it needs to be. You cannot change anything right now, this instant, other than your thinking, make an effort, find that which pleases you, and especially you, it only needs to please you, and you will find a wealth of power far greater than you ever imagined within you.

Life truly is awesome, creating is easy, enjoy the ride.

The Importance of a Morning Intention

I’ve been meaning to write this post for about a week or so as its something that has showed up quite a lot in the past few days of losing sight of the goal I had mind, and set forth when I decided that feeling good no matter what was my priority.

We all have goals, aspirations, and routines. In the morning, without thinking about we often go through a certain number of actions that get us started for the rest of the day. Some, are better at it than others, but generally we all have a routine.

In this case its very easy for the familiarity of our mornings to become somewhat unstimulating, and often doesn’t fully prepare us for the day. In a sense we bumble through our mornings and hence tend to bumble through our day. I recently experienced this when although I was practicing improved perspective (I like that!),  on things in general, it is noticeable when each day is not started with that intention in mind. In my case, it was if I tended not to meditate that morning, things showed a definite difference, very quickly, due to a slightly ropey state. Before I get any more self-indulgent, I’m sure you’ve experienced this.

To cut a long paragraph short, get your day off to an intentional good start, and its more likely that the momentum will continue. Continue reading

Family: The Wonderful Every Day Teachers (and Ego Busters)

Well this is something new. Today I’m going to write, and then title it and see what you think.

I’m gonna talk about family and how they interelate with our lives and how they form such a fundamental part of that stable foundation from which to spring forth and launch out into the world. Leaving us, well equiped to tackle lifes challenges in whatever form they come in. Family is to me, the next most important thing after eating, sleeping, having a place to stay, and comes before dare I say it, sex.

Without family, (insert sense of community and belonging) we are a lonely ship, floating about the sea with little to help guide it. Family is the sails, crew and sometimes advisor to the navigator. My family are deeply important to me, and I’m sure yours are just as important to you. It can show your greatest strengths, but also your greatest weaknesses. In my case, my weaknesses have for sometime been on the forefront of dinner time conversation, however, of late, there has been a notable improvement. Perhaps its because of the way I feel. I would like to say it is, however, a greater change is a foot. By being softer, more compassionate, and understanding, and appreciative of what each member has to offer (and they do have a lot to offer), I am learning, that the very same emotion has been little by little, shining back on me. Continue reading

How to Succeed: Fail Many Times.

Alfred Pennyworth ( Michael Caine ):
“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”
Batman ( Christian Bale ):
“You still haven’t given up on me?”
Alfred Pennyworth ( Michael Caine ):
“Never.”

As you may have noticed, there is a gap in my writing. I failed to make writing a habit. However, I realised something. To me, I discovered I don’t need to make writing a habit. When I feel the urge, I write, and that happens often. So I’m taking the pressure off. I’m kicking back and going to be writing about another little project I’ve been playing around with. Remember Abraham Hicks? Well, seriously, when we get that balance right, and we’re in that state of being happy where we are, and eager and excited for more, things just seem to flow. They just seem to happen, organically, in the right order, in the right time, with the right people. Continue reading

How to Feel Good Regardless…

Just a short one today. Or maybe not, we’ll have to see.

Be present. Today, go about it being right here, right now. Experience it, be conscious of it. See things for what they are. Expect good things, even if you can’t see them. Feel good, even if the things around you speak otherwise. Look for the good stuff in your now. In your present, and once you find it, feel it. Feel that nothing is really ever that bad. That things always get better. That if you really choose, your life can be better, with more exciting things to do, cool people to meet, or fun things to have. Continue reading