I awoke today with hundreds of “Happy Birthday” well-wishing in and around social media! I absolutely feel LOVED and SUPPORTED! I woke up today filled with GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION for all that I have in my life… When I woke up this morning, I prayed for a “birthday message”. Every year, I do major introspection on my birthday so I savor the ability to just BE – no appointments, no commitments except to myself. (Gary and Garrett are in Mammoth for a dude weekend to give me time to myself.)
I walked to my library, looked through the shelves believing that a book will jump out at me and sure it did… this is the book…. “The Power of Now”, by Eckhart Tolle – a book given to me but never read.
The first phrase that jumped at me was on page 83: “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake at least your learned something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing. Is fear preventing you from taking action? Acknowledge the fear, watch it, take your attention into it, be fully present with it. Doing so cuts the link between the fear and your thinking. Don’t let the fear rise up into your mind. Use the power of the NOW. FEAR CANNOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT… ”
Talk about the perfect birthday message!!!! I know some of you could benefit from that message too so consider that my birthday gift to you!
So… With beautiful rays of light shining through the window, still in bed, savoring my Godiva Hazelnut Coffee, with my fragrant Grapefruit Archaeology Candle lit, journaling, blogging, reading… I AM JOYFUL and absolutely at PEACE… Happy BE-ing with me and just happy BE-ing ME!
Now go out there and find the POWER OF YOUR NOW… I appreciate your comments and please share this with others who could use the message at this time.THANK YOU for your hearfelt Birthday Greetings… Massively appreciated!