Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Can't Complain

I would love to share some realizations that have come to me in the last few weeks. I attribute the vast majority of these thoughts and musings to The Artist's Way program and to the reawakened creative force working through me. I have already experienced an immense clearing of mental clutter.

*It's downright silly, if not ridiculous, to complain about things you have chosen. Just accept this right now and move forward in life with the supreme understanding that you are not allowed to complain about things you have chosen to do.

*The goal of personal creativity is to express yourself in ways that are liberating to your soul and true to the innate and unique YOU. Freely expressing yourself may be the best way to level up to your Dream Life. If this level of honesty conflicts with people around you, then you may need to remove those people from your life in the kindest way possible. Raise your own damn frequency!

"We can find spiritual solutions to problems by living at higher levels and calling upon faster frequencies" -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 

*You have to be really specific in telling the Universal All what you truly want. It is essential to get crystal clear on what you sincerely wish to manifest. The All responds to specifics, and also to goals that serve the greater good. Not everything we desire needs to be altruistic, but many many masters of esoteric thought say the same thing: if the desire comes from the heart, and serves other people, it is more likely to become reality.

"Vague aspirations lead to vague results" -Jen Sincero

*The things you avoid are often the things you most need. This is never more true than the acts of self care that we consistently push aside because we "don't have time." There are also things we really want that require actions that scare us, which are essential actions to take in order to earn the reward. The practice of discipline is itself following through on commitments (to yourself, your art, your legacy) whether you feel like it or not. It's not necessary to feel like doing something in order to do it.

"The commitment to discover what is essential to you often gets lost in the ordinariness of life, where you are beguiled by the false comfort of routine and the tyranny of responsibility. You can fall quite literally into believing your identity is the sum of your duties and habits." -Phillip Moffit

*The only way to successfully break a bad habit is to replace it with a new habit or behavior. Period.

*More than making decisions, we really make agreements with ourselves and the outer world. We chose to believe them or not. Now please refer back to my first point about not complaining about your choices. Simply make new choices and agreements at any time.  We are allowed to change our minds.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred." -William H. Murray

There you have it, my notes from the edge this week. Life is such an amazing, ongoing exploration. I truly appreciate the time I get to spend outdoors quieting my mind between the constant mental gymnastics (though I genuinely enjoy those too). Balance, Baby.

The following photos are from our hike to Mason Lake on the Ira Spring Trail this past Sunday. It was a bit of a frustrating climb up with such icy trail conditions but totally worth it. The last switch back before the top of the mountain turned into the smallest, skinniest ridge line I've ever walked (without support chains). My heart was pounding a little bit! Kept my eyes on my boots because my clumsy ass would very likely fall down the side of the mountain otherwise. 

Coming out of the tree cover
Goofy Rich
Vert Conditions
Blessed with a gorgeous, sunny day. Rain free!
Frozen Mason Lake
Photo by Rich

1 comment:

  1. Your "notes from the edge" are some inspirational stuff. Seems like you are finding your balance out there :)


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