Life has often been compared to a tapestry- a rich woven blend of experiences. The threads are our individual life experiences, and the final tapestry, a full reflection of our perfect life. While we are only choosing to see the individual threads of life, we are missing out on the experience of the whole tapestry. Right before our eyes is the whole tapestry all laid out, ready for us to wrap ourselves in its warm sunset hue. But where do we focus instead – at individual threads that we define as being ‘wrong’ in our lives. Stop! Stop! Look at the tapestry again – complete and whole – colourful and magical. Look at each perfect thing in your life – your children – food on the table – the roof over your head – look – just look!
At any point in our lives we can see the tapestry of our life as whole and complete. We do not need to choose to walk through deaths door before we choose to see the perfection of all that is. We can choose to see it now in every single experience that we receive – in every single thread that we weave.
As we see the perfection, we can feel grateful and ‘thank full’ for what we DO have, instead of focusing on what we do not have. Instead, what we do not have yet in our lives can become like a warm prayer wishing it into our life – bringing it closer and closer with each new day.
One day you will die. This is the only other certainty in life other that your birth – and taxes of course! How are you going to live between now and then? Are you going to wake each day and give thanks that your two legs are attached to your body and that along with your two arms they all still work? And if you do not have legs or arms that work, are you going to wake and give thanks that your mind still works and that your eyes can still see the beauty of this world and that your ears can hear its music. And if you are blind or deaf, are you going to wake and give thanks that you can still feel.
And if all you can feel is gratitude then you are indeed feeling the sweetest of feelings that exist.
This morning I woke at dawn and walked down a dusty street in the backwater town of Benaulim, which is in Goa on the West coast of India. The smoke of the night’s fires still hung in the morning light giving the air a wooden burnt sweetness. The pigs were up early foraging for sweet goodies in the undergrowth and the restaurant people sleeping outside on their balconies were beginning to stir. As I walked further, the sun rose some more, and I started to see the school children getting ready for the day – washing in the courtyards in muddy pools of water on well-worn slabs of stone. Later they walked to school – fully attired except for shoes.
I wondered at first if they could not afford shoes, of if they just preferred the feeling of their bare feet on the ground. Thoughts of wanting to buy them shoes passed through my mind, but as I looked at their faces as they welcomed me with their warm hellos, I realised all was well.
Can I tell you a secret? (You may already know that secret actually means ‘see correct’ – if you don’t – just say secret very slow). The only reason why you may feel frustrated about your life is because what you feel you should experience and what you actually experience are different.
What I mean is this – you have desires – you want more – but life is ‘slow’ at delivering your desires to you to enhance your life experience.
Here is the secret – fill the space between your ‘asking’ and your receiving with the magic of gratitude. Only see (‘see-correct’) everything that you feel is good in your life. If your focus strays to something that you are not that happy with – immediately change your focus to what you are happy with. If it strays again – return your focus to what you love to see. All the while ‘allow’ what you want to come into your life.
Hold the feeling that you already have what you want. This is the second part of the ‘see-correct’ – when you know that the new things you are wanting in your life WILL come – it’s just a matter of when – then holding the space open with gratitude will allow you to enjoy your life today.
There is magic in this life and indeed life is magic. Keep being open to the magic and everything you desire will flow into you life with ease – NO MATTER where you life is currently focused. This is the magic of trusting. Trust comes from knowing – knowing that life is indeed perfect and WILL deliver to you your desires. The quicker you allow them to come to you, the quicker you can experience them.
In the mean time – allow – trust and feel grateful for what you do have. Life will deliver – this is a guarantee. When you understand the power of desire you will know how life MUST deliver – how that process works is another story!
Keep ‘seeing correct’ – trust – accept – and love life. And the magic will unveil itself to you step by step, because life is indeed magic. See it – believe it – expect it. Bon Voyage.
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