Making the Shift from Clarity to Action

Artwork fish hanging from trees in natureI woke up this morning into a place of pure bliss. The bed covers were cozy, my body was relaxed, and my mind was safe. It was an hour yet before I had to start my day, and I was in no hurry to push it.

As I lay there, simply noticing the peacefulness in myself, thoughts began to emerge with astounding clarity. They brought with them a richness of details, images, patterns, examples, and a kind of whole-body “knowing” in a way that is rarely accessible to me. I was in a state of pure creativity.

I have been here before, and I knew I wouldn’t make it to my coffee cup before 99% of this was gone.  Continue reading

Do the Job You Want to Have

A photographer holding a cameraThere is a saying for getting ahead in the corporate world: Do the job you want to have.

Or perhaps you know this version from the world of healers and spiritual growth: Be the change you want to see.

Buddhist author Leo Babauta puts it yet another way: If you want to be a writer, write!

What these three bits of advice share, each in its own way, is that if you have a goal or vision for yourself, don’t wait! Do whatever you can right now to start living that goal.  Continue reading