I’ve said before that I’ve always felt like I have a purpose. For a long time I doubted in that purpose, but eventually, I came to believe in it again. But I have learned something about purpose over the years: It can’t be forced. You can’t force it onto others. You can’t make people pay […]
Do you have a sense that you came here for some special purpose, but have no idea what that is, or even feel like you may be deluding yourself? I think a lot of people feel this way, and yet it is totally true: you do have a special purpose. It’s simply that society doesn’t […]
A lot of times as spiritual people, we create this divide between spirituality and mundane life. We want to be special, to do our own thing, to not be confined to the daily grind of the 9-5.
So we meditate, we go to workshops, we listen to channeled messages from other-worldly beings. We do what we can to make life feel mysterious—even magical. Perhaps we even start up a business sharing our insights with others, or trying to help others in some way.
And hey, it works sometimes. There are lots of successful spiritual business owners doing what they love and making their spirituality their life.
But there are even more who fail. There are countless people trying and failing to make something meaningful (to them) of their lives, and feeling like they have failed. Mundane life reasserts its hold.
I always hated the Zen saying that goes: “Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” I’d prefer it say something more like, “After enlightenment, go on wonderful, magical adventures and bring your knowledge to the world.” The actual saying always just seemed pointless and depressing.
I hated it, once upon a time. I no longer do, because I saw something vital to my own peace: mundane life is the totality. It’s the whole point. It’s wonderfully spiritual and special and purposeful, and I’ve found a way to fall in love with just normal, ordinary, day-to-day life. I’ve found a way to be satisfied with chopping wood and carrying water, and not need anything more than that.
One thing you have to realize is that most people want to remain ordinary. They might tell you about their dreams for the future, but for most, these are just daydreams. When it comes right down to it, it’s safer to stay right where they are. And so, when you come along, really having a […]
I often have wondered why it is that when I first started intentionally using the law of attraction, results came *so* slowly. But now, they come extremely quickly, sometimes in a matter of days.
It's hard to relate to those who have been waiting for months or even years for their manifestation. Yes, I was there once, but that is no longer my reality.
And as I do with anything, I analyzed this question. I put it out there to the Universe.
And, well, the answer I got seemed rather simple, but upon further reflection, it really is not at all.
So what is it? What is that thing that causes some to be able to manifest quickly, while others seem to be slogging along?