Today the sun is bright and fills me with a sense of peace and calm that I have been cultivating for some time. I feel at ease as I watch out the window and see the world bustling…everyone on their way to whatever they do in life. These bus rides give me time to contemplate.
Yesterday after work I felt like I needed a change in scenery. I’ve been trying to see life from different angels lately, so instead of riding the bus home which only takes about 40 minutes tops… I walked home.
I passed by beautiful faces, withered buildings and the most fascinating shops and restaurants. For two hours I just followed the road to home seeing my daily route up close and personal, rather than through a window.
Recently a comment by a fellow blogger resonated with me. He basically said we never spend time enjoying the path between point ‘A’ and ‘B’. And it’s true… Most of us just want to arrive, we want the end product and instant gratification.
Walking home made me realize how much we miss when we just fly down the path we are on. Tunnel vision does nothing but make you lose the beauty. Sometimes the road can be more enlightening than the destination itself.
I pulled a card this morning asking what we needed to hear. The card I was given is: the 8 of wands. An action card to me. This card challenges us to be present. How often have you wanted something so bad you could taste it? You spend all your time thinking about it…dedicated to the idea of having it. But what did you do to get it?
If you dream of love but are too afraid to go out… It won’t come. If you want to be a writer by never sit down and put pen to paper, a book won’t come. The point is that you have to walk the road to you dream, taking in all the nuances of wisdom and beauty along the way.
When I see this card I see my dreams coming to me, but I see that I am in need of allowing and accepting it. If you want something live everyday as if you are doing it. You want to be a singer so sing any chance you get, no opportunity is too small or insignificant.
Many times in my life I have wanted something. Thought about it so much that nothing ever got done in effort of the goal and then I would become impatient withe the universe because I so badly wanted my goal. I never realized that patience and embracing of the moment is the formula for manifestation.
Between you and those wands (dreams) is an invisible wall that can only be broken down with patience and gratitude. Be in the moment. Dedicate your life to your dreams, but don’t allow the outcome to make your forsake all the magic in between.
I am making it a personal practice to wake up each morning, invite peace into my life, be thankful for all that I have and ask for the day to bless me with it’s mystery.
Keep dreaming gypsies,
© Shaheen Miro 7/23/2011