You are about to read something that will either be a game-changer for you....or a waste of time.
Are you up for it?
I haven't written a blog post for several months. We have moved, adjusted to a new house, and my traveling schedule for shows and parties has been very busy.
But that's not the only reason why I haven't written.
Truth: I have nothing negative, sensational or overtly critical or falsely profound to say. I finally realized that I was comparing myself to so much else around (95% of it being blah), and forgetting what was in front of me And that makes this a dumb post.
As I see the Facebook feeds, read the news and talk with so many people every day during their readings and hypnosis sessions, I have discovered that ordinary life is suddenly perceived by the majority of the population as a curse.
I want you to re-think that for a moment.
Ordinary life is an incredible blessing. Yes, it is the world of work, home/family life, crashing at the end of the day into a sleep that opens the door for another round of the same. But it's beautiful. It makes life possible.
The ancient monks had a word - ACEDIA - for the symptom of profound boredom. It was (still is!) a demon that could rob you of joy and passion, suggesting there are better things to do with your time, more productive ways of living, other living situations that would better suit your superior skills and aptitudes.
The demon had to be eradicated. Otherwise, you would be on an endless quest for the new, the better, the perfect. And once you found it, you would be affected by acedia again, and search for even more new, better and perfect things to do. A vicious cycle of what becomes a fruitless pursuit in a self-centered universe. And we can't live on such a "high" all the time; it only leads to a greater let-down in the end.
The answer? Get to work!
The truth of life is simply this: what is in front of you RIGHT NOW is the most important thing you can do. Scrubbing a toilet? It's important for hygiene. Typing that ridiculous email? It's important for a longer chain of communication.
It's not all glitz and glamour, and being "in the know." It's about being human, contributing to the human community in a constructive, positive and life-giving way.
Facebook can wait. The latest news item can chill for a bit (after all, it wasn't that long ago that we only heard the news a couple of times a day!). Getting worried about global-level, really-can't-do-anything-about-it stuff all the time can only distract and depress.
Life is calling you right now. Here and now.
Put some actual love in what you're doing. And if you don't love what you're doing, do it with love for the people who will eventually benefit from it. (Getting to that job change is important, but right now you have something to do.)
Find meaning in the ordinary. It doesn't always have to be world-shaking.