What is real?
The list is short.
Everything else is…
Living in the NOW means to be ever working toward self tuning
Knowing fully that “it” will never quite be perfect
And that this truth
Is the point.
I see the summit at the outset.
Looming in the distance,
And yet the next bit of snow lies before me,
lush and pristine,
awaiting my boot print.
And the next.
And the next.
The summit looks closer than it is,
and to watch it as I step along the path is an exercise in futility.
For the summit remains the summit,
and reaching it will be momentous.
But the climb and the journey therein,
is where true character is forged.
What’s the goal?
What’s the point of this activity?
Is it pure survival?
Or are we working toward something?
Some sense of accomplishment.
One of substance and meaning.
Or just coasting?
Dreading the bottom of the hill.
Because we can see it in the distance.
And we know that eventually our momentum will wane and the wheels will come to a stop.
The alternative being a life in gear.
One with a destination.
One with drive.
One with twists and turns and obstacles to negotiate.
One with roadblocks and challenges to our patience, ingenuity and savvy.
With learning opportunities at every curve.
Coast down a steep enough hill and your brakes, no matter how resilient will eventually overheat.
And the park ranger of life wielding a temperature gun will wave you off the road to cool them for a bit.
While those climbing are learning all the way.
Working toward the top.
What then stirs your being if not the trivial and the menial and the trifling?
What drives you to want better and more meaningful experiences of this life?
To desire deep authenticity and tangibility?
Hint: very little of the material world is required for this type of joy and bliss.
What is pain but an opportunity to reflect?
A chance to pair what otherwise feels good any healthy
With a state which is quite the opposite.
Pain is the ebb to a normal flow.
The proverbial down to the desired up,
Each making the other possible.
At least in our perception.
All a matter of perception.
Imagine for a moment that your entire existence is just a vibration.
A ripple in time and space
And that you resonate
According to the ebb and flow
Of the universe
Imagine for a moment that your inherent vibration is under your control
And that by electing to work on certain elements of this existence you can steer the physiology which makes up the “you” that you think exists.
What then could you do with this new realization and control?
Could you mold and mend and formulate a life of your choosing?
Just by cultivating and strategically guiding your own vibration?
Hint: the answer is always YES.
When every day is payday
And we adjust that which we value
We find that the coffers are full
Or perhaps not
And we can alter our plan
Change our trajectory
Because if we only check in with our accounts periodically
And fail to diversify our investments
We wind up stagnant and struggling
Instead of basking in our Universal right to abundance.