Aligning with the Bigger Picture

Have you ever felt like there’s something steering things into your life that changes where you were headed? That sometimes what appears to be serendipity just plays out too well to be random?

I know I have. When I look back at how I met Connie, my wife, it kind of blows my mind.

how tenuous the connections were that had us meet, and how we weren’t very impressed with each other at that first meeting. How did that all come together and lead to 30 years of marriage now?

Isn’t it wonderful how there seems to be something that nudges us along to what’s aligned with a bigger picture. And wonderful how good our lives become when we follow those nudges, even when they don’t seem to make sense.

I never could have planned how it all played out. But isn’t it wonderful how there is something that nudges us along to what’s aligned with a bigger picture that holds such richness for us? To what holds great benefit for us and everyone else?

At least, that’s how it looks to me.

And there are countless stories and movies that I love, whose story line is about how this has played out in the lives of others. Like the movie Gandhi, or the story of Nelson Mandela or Helen Keller. How following what they knew and trusted, even when it didn’t seem to make sense, led to a life of great benefit. How, out of the depths of despair came triumph. Not from reasoning and planning, but by responding to something they knew and trusted.

And I think the lives of these people inspire us, not because they were rare and exceptional people, but because it wakes up in us that we have that same spirit.

So, what if it is in us? And if it is, what keeps us from recognizing it more clearly and following it?

If you’ve ever asked yourself that, as I have many times, I invite you to explore with me, the nature of the mind and the role it plays in the outcomes in our lives, in what we think and feel, in the way we experience life, and how it influences what happens in our lives. How our state of mind influences our connection with our innate well being and knowing. And how understanding the nature of mind can free us from anxiety and stress, so we can sense and follow the nudges that can lead us, childlike even, through the open field of life that is always before us.

What if we all have innate well being within us all the time?

My blogs will be focused on understanding the nature of the mind and the role it plays in our access to the natural impulse, spirit, or whatever you want to call it, that resides within all of us, providing the intelligence that guides our lives.

I hope you’ll join me.

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