Experience and Awareness





Being fully present changes everything.  How you experience the moment and the events of your life, is more important than the actual events themselves.  The events in your life are merely questions, tests.  Much more important than the questions are your answers.  

It really doesn't matter so much exactly what is going on in your life.  Satisfaction and meaning come from our awareness of and interaction with what is happening - not the events themselves.  Focusing on our awareness we can find meaning and fulfillment in each moment regardless of the circumstances in our lives.

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The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
~ Lao Tzu

9 comments:

  1. This I find to be so true, Dan. For a while, I kept thinking, Houston is not for me. When I started living more in the moment instead of in some hypothetical future, my experiences right here in this city that is not for me are delightful and fun. I am happy right where I am, every single day. Thank you for this beautiful post.

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    1. Tammy, that is so funny. Because I've been realizing that I can be happy and notice the beauty in this small town that is not for me, rather than waiting for some hypothetical future in Houston. ;-)

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    2. Hi Tammy and Bethany,

      I know my call is to go back out West, but for now I'm still on the East Coast. Living here and now I find purpose in it every day.

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  2. Marvy Dan! Yes, it is what it is. Noticing my engagement or disengagement from the phenomenon is what makes all the difference.

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    1. Yep, CJ. The dance of our consciousness colliding with the quantum variables of possibilities moment by moment. It is truly magic.

      Dan

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  3. Bethany @ Journey to Ithaca,

    Do you live in Ithaca ?

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  4. I have had a dream of a very small home on a piece of property, due to many circumstances I ended up renting an apartment. I walked into this situation not let down, but with the intention of living as if this were my first choice. It has rubbed off and I found exactly what I had been looking for all along. It is inside of us to love every moment of life.

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    1. In your case Lois, this doesn't surprise me a bit. You are amazing.

      Dan

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