There awaits an exciting future!

Tomorrow may bring everything I want and desire, but not without its requisite angst because I’m alive and conscious. We are often exposed to loneliness and a sense of isolation. It is a dominant feeling, especially among the young. (1) As we gain experience, however, many realize this does not always have to be the case.

I am the common man: 5% are brilliant and 10% are not so. This leaves the majority, 85%, the same as you and me — filled with hopes, dreams, and expectations.

We lead dynamic lives. At some memorable point in life, I must decide my way forward. Will I walk an optimistically hopeful path or do I only see the struggle and an unfolding fraught with suffering and pain? It is not overly optimistic to begin each day as if all is possible. I am thankful that I have been given today and my time in it. I am honored to be me with all that means, I am not a victim, but a hero in the strife. (2)

Whenever we feel overwhelmed, there is a special door to the garden of peace — a magic garden. To access its flora, one only has to look around and focus on the world — its people, natural occurrences, and our place in it. Take your shoes and socks off and walk on some grass. This has a tremendous calming effect.

This morning, as I went to get on my scooter, two small parrots suddenly appeared. Cute as buttons, they studied me with a rapt sense of amazement. It was as if to say, “Why are you a human being? How odd! You could have been contented parrots like us.”

With that thought in mind, I drove down the road. At a stoplight, a man was “belting out” music at the top of his lungs. He was horribly out of key, but the effect was impressive, nonetheless. He was punctuating the day with his voice.

So the next time a wave of solipsism washes over you, just look at the bugs, and the birds, and the people. These images will fill you with a link to all life and remind you, me, and everyone that an exciting future awaits for those who visualize its existence. Helen Keller (3) leaves us with a thought: Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.   

A closing thought: We often read that gratitude is the essential component of a flourishing life. There is truth to this, isn’t there? Those who are thankful for another day of existence are more well-balanced and fulfilled individuals. This is achieved through my inner dialogue and a PMA (4) that I can access through study and prayer.  

To sum up:  This week we spoke about an exciting future.

To be noted: From Ralph Waldo Emerson — Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Just for fun:

For reflection:

This week, on your dynamic walk, please reflect on today and anticipate the future.

Every day look for something magical and beautiful.

Don’t be a wage slave – critical thinking is great!

Quote: You create your reality through your thoughts.