How do you find out what you like? How do you find what others like? How do you combine the two so you are working in smooth cooperation with your interests, the interests of others and the principles of Love? Here are some ideas.
Pursuing your paths is particularly pleasant. Each time you find a new avenue of expression and some new success, life gets better. You can follow these paths and do well. Each life is full of challenges and problems, but there are also sparks of brilliance and love as well. You can focus on whatever aspect of life you want, but the results will be as different as your focus.
Life is there before you to participate in. Life teaches you more each time you engage in what comes your way. You learn more about what you like, what you dislike and what works better for those around you. When you discover the ideas and patterns to make more happiness for both you and those around you, you find the treasures you can live with.
So much of the time, you miss the presents in the present. Now you can see them better and explore them fully with any approach you want. Find the ones that flow for you and flow for everyone and you will swim to the beauty endlessly.
I was complaining about how people seem to reject me for unknown and trivial things and this amazing message came to me. It is clear we have a place to be ourselves and still be loved regardless of our choices and it is the space in connection with the Divine. It stunned me to realize how cool this is and it supersedes all other issues.
You have one place where you can be yourself. You have this place where you can whine and complain and fail and you are still loved and still ok. You have this place where you can be a screw up and look and act just the way you want to and nothing changes, the love does not diminish.
You have this place where you can worry and fret. You have this place where you can be disgusted and angry. You have a place where you can be upset and sad. Any emotion you feel here is ok. Any hurts or feelings of feeling left out or being an anomaly are ok. Any feelings at all are ok here.
You are loved and watched over here. You are accepted and lifted here. You have all the respect and care you can handle and more here. It is a place where you can be slack and repetitive. It is a place where you can live hidden or be active. It is a place for any emotion and all you get in return is love and great ideas to elevate and inspire you.
Think about what this space is to you and what you receive and how you get all this without any reciprocation or fancy dancing needed. You do not have to do one thing to get this love and if you do one thing, you get the rewards and benefits of doing what you chose.
It is remarkable when you think of what a magical place this is. It is so full of forgiveness and giving, you cannot even handle or comprehend it. What an amazing space you have created and We have given to you. Think about how great this is and you will probably never complain about your life again.
You do well to open your mind to the inspiration coming from others. It is the way of learning and expanding on what you are and what you can be. When you absorb great ideas, you become more. When you think about what you are given, the ideas become a part of your life and you improve in your dealings and abilities to relate and adjust to the life you have chosen.
You can be a great friend and a great force for good and love in your life. Your life is there to develop into something remarkable. It is remarkable already because of the body you have and the mind you have. When you take of these raw materials and expand on them by turning your body into a strong and healthy body and use your mind to learn and grow, you are building upon the gifts you already have.
When you expand your views to include the prospects of your native intelligence and soul, you are taking the next step in your development beyond your more visible basis. Since your mind and body are connected to the grander Intelligence, you can find new opportunities by connecting to the bigger picture.
The bigger expansion of you connecting to the broader universe is how you find the greatest fulfillment and purpose. This is the way you begin to assist yourself and others by becoming aware of the All instead of just you. By giving to and elevating the combination of all the souls, you then become part of the Love connecting and coordinating all of you.
When you become a guiding influence and initiator of the Love, this becomes your joy and challenge for the extended future. It is the work of a life time and it is the honor far above the awards.
I learnt so much from my upbringing in New Zealand. The greatest concept was to learn how to love fully and to eschew materialism in favor of caring for others. My best mate John took a message I sent out and reminded me again about his compassion and also how to apply great ideas.
I share his response with you to give you a glimpse of the great gift I had from living among such great people.
Kia ora e Paora
Our good city of Auckland and its infrastructure has been exhausted with the population explosion thats hit us in the last 5 years. The hot topic on our front pages every day is the high cost of housing and homelessness. The average house in Auckland is now valued a million dollars. They say there are 42,000 people out of home, however there are 22,000 empty houses in Auckland being landbanked by investors as they earn more by leaving them empty than having them tenanted as the rise in values goes up higher without tenants.
You are so right in what you said in your last paragraph: “The greatest challenge of life is not about things or accumulations, it is how you deal with and absorb what is available in each moment.”
I stumbled over a 54 year old homeless guy by the name of Stephen Williams in town the other night and he shared with me his grief of being arrested and taken into a police cell for 3 hours for erecting a cardboard box for his abode. I asked him what he was going to do about it, he said I’m going to take it to court as he quoted various laws and statutes of his rights. I commended him for his tenacity and went on to ask where is going to stay and he said he has a tent inside a tree on St Georges Bay Road, Parnell which is one of the highest priced area’s in Auckland. So I drove him to his abode on a double decker bus which he was blown away with in that a stranger would do that for him especially the treat of being on the top of a double decker.
I saw his abode and laughed because he doesn’t pay rent, rates, power, water, insurance’s, maintenance and repairs and yet he has a million dollar view overlooking the Waitemata harbour, he’s surrounded by tree’s and nature, has no neighbours, is right by a bus stop for transport and only walking distance to the main city.
In Stephen Williams case and in what you said, his greatest challenge of life is not about things or accumulations, it is how he is dealing with it. He has chosen to be homeless, although not all of our idea of a lifestyle but he told me about the homeless in Auckland was that they have chosen to be homeless.
He said theres only 30 hardcore homeless people in Auckland in which he is one of them. The other 42,000 homeless are those families in shared housing, living out of garages, sheds, cars and otherwise. He said they too have made their choice of their style of homelessness.
This might well be Stephen Williams answer to Auckland’s housing problems but it certainly opened my eye’s to another perspective that as you said, “only the best can understand and digest the best. Where are you on your ability to accept and integrate these ideas?”
Going back to Stephen Williams cardboard box abode, take a look at this link and a home made of cardboard, he may well have an answer in his own rights afterall: