11. Day 20: In Order To Form A More Perfect Union

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in All-One, Fear of Success, Practices | 4 comments

11. Day 20:  In Order To Form A More Perfect Union

I was really struck by a new definition of success in yesterday’s daily reading from Tama Kieves wonderful new book “A Year Without Fear” (of course I love this book;):

“You don’t regret the past.  You regret the present.  You regret the past only when you’re not wildly in love with all you’re right now and all you are experiencing in this time.  Change the moment before you, and you change how you feel about everything.  You can’t be in the wrong life…..if you’re in the right moment.

Today I am willing to do anything I need to do to fully cherish this moment.”

————A Year Without Fear, by Tama Kieves (Feb 19)

Isn’t this really what true success is?  Doing whatever it takes to fully cherish the moment you are in?  True success, can surely only be realized in this moment.

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Success is noticing you are indeed already blooming.

Not in the past.  Not in the future.  But right here, right now.  Can you feel the love that you are?  Do you know what you need?  Are you aware of where you are, who you are, what you are?  Do you recognize your own thoughts?  Do you remember you are beloved, cherished and cared for by an infinitely kind and powerful Friend who knows only that you are perfect in every way?  If you cannot feel the love or notice your thoughts without wincing or wanting to flee or even care who or what you are, maybe this is a great moment to pause and take a few deep breaths.  Allow a bit of space to open up around this moment so you can see it for what it is;  enough.  This is the moment you are in, notice it, allow it, welcome it.  You have given this moment to yourself in order to form a more perfect union with…….your Self. Notice this and give thanks.  Now, that my dear and precious friends, is true success.  Well done YOU.

 

4 Comments

  1. Yes! Say it, Sister!! 🙂

  2. I wholeheartedly agree. I do not wish to change any decision I have made – and I’ve made some doosies – because then I am not here and now. In a very solid marriage with a partner I adore. I have a wonderful relationship with my daughter which I wasn’t ever sure would happen for various reasons. Do I miss people and wish they were here? Sure. Do I miss Denver? Yep. but I refuse to let those things diminish the moment. Finding my place in a faith based church and anticipating being able to accomplish more advocacy is exciting. The temptation to dwell on the future is an elixir. I work very hard at not letting the loveliness of the here and now be snatched from my grasp for shoulda/woulda/coulda/maybies.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    • Eva Lisle

      Beautifully said (and lived)! xoxoxo

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