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We all remember the eureka moment of Archimedes, don’t we?  The one where he got into a bath that was way too full and the water spilled over the sides onto his perfectly clean tiled floor?  Okay I just made that last bit up because as a retired ‘neat freak’ I probably would have been more focused on the oh heck moment – what about the floor I’ve just cleaned, as opposed to the magical eureka moment of blinding clarity about measuring volume or some such. I know, I know, I’m a philistine. However, I had my own euraka moment the other day.  More of a eurekarrgh moment in my case, and no I wasn’t naked in my bath and most definitely not ready to go running through the streets starkers…too many jiggly bits.  Roman Baths in England Anyhoo, I was going through my list of current desires…big and small,…

Got a desire, or a goal?  An aim for yourself?  Is it sooo important to you that you never forget it throughout the day?  Are you able to keep it front and centre in your mind until you experience it? I don’t know about you, but I’m likely to forget as the day progresses and life just takes over my thinking.   I can get distracted by outside events…but I still want to experience my desires being fulfilled.  And there’s the challenge.  Isn’t there always some blooming thing? Lest we forget, our mind is pretty powerful and needs a little direction…okay, a lot of direction…otherwise it just replays the same old tunes over and over.  All the old doubts and fears are running in the background, and we don’t even notice it, you know like the computer stuff that’s totally invisible to me.  Or those little icons on my phone…

[socialpug_tweet tweet=”I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. ~ Mahatma Gandhi” display_tweet=”I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following. ~ Mahatma Gandhi”] Looking back on life, it’s pretty plain that I’ve been a serial controller. Can anyone relate, or am I here on my lonesome? Hello…anyone there? Have you ever tried to control life, just a little…never? I didn’t only want to control my life, I needed to rescue other people from what I absolutely, one hundred percent knew were choices from hell. Amazingly enough, that wasn’t always how they saw it at all. Weird, I know. Intellectually, I knew I wasn’t able to control everything in life, but my role…

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust How does life look today?  Oh, and what about the world around you?  Is it looking good, great even?  Is it filled with loving caring people and great experiences, or is it a fearful place where you have to be careful, and very cautious, because who knows what’s lurking out there ready to get you?  Is your life filled with positive and productive experiences or regrets and evidence of failure?  Are you looking forward to continuing the wonderful journey you’re on, or are you more likely to want to stay in bed and hide under your covers? One of my friends is a pessimist.  He looks for the worst that could happen, he believes everybody else has what he wants and so there’s not much left for him.  His expectation is…

[success]Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen Covey[/success] Your life is speaking to you loud and clear.  Everything that happens to you doesn’t come from ‘out of the clear blue sky’, it doesn’t arrive by chance or accident or some kind of random design.  Our relationships don’t one day go down in flames, our finances don’t suddenly go down the tubes and as for the goals we haven’t reached, someone isn’t magically moving the goal posts. Life isn’t happening to us by accident.  Life is a responder, it’s mechanical, and automatically delivers to us all that we’re aware of.  Everything has its cause within us.  And that’s absolutely everything.  There’s no master puppeteer pulling our strings, our family or someone else isn’t doing it to us, there’s no outside cause at work.  I know it’s tough, but we can’t look anywhere outside of ourselves for the answer to…

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