‘Living the dream’ is something that most of
us do, every day. We just don’t know it.
Somewhere, someone has the dream that we are living in,
carrying out. We live their dream.
That is the infinite possibility in life, all the
different moments, styles, ways of being
havings and not-havings
feelings and not-feelings
believings and not-believings
living in a home and living in someone else’s home,
or not living in any home, or moving to the end-of-the-road home.
Some need work, food, shelter, friendships
but they have self-respect, dignity, and inner peace.
Some people love their pain, and clutch to it like it is their
teddy bear – the last thing that protects them.
things are never as they seem. i don’t blame anyone for
using whatever they have to protect themselves from injury.
Some are retired, some forced to take time off for their
health – others long for a vacation – freedom in their brain,
or from thinking about what their work forces them to think about, or do.
Some want to continue their education, and others, are tired,
overwhelmed and overworked in the same setting, never quite
“getting there yet,” but getting shown more techniques, more ways-
despite that one, done right, is good enough.
Each of us is most likely living someone else’s dream – at least in part.
Or, we are even living our own
dreams from the past.
I think when we realize that –
it’s not a message about having gratitude, like another thing
to check off the list.
It’s a message that’s deeper. Somebody has body parts that hurt
while that same body has body parts that don’t hurt – and someone else
wishes they could be free from pain there.
Today, let’s just acknowledge that together we’ve all got it,
and that makes us all
on the same page.
We’ve got it all, and we are going to do something awesome with it.
It’s not someday – it’s right now. In the middle of the maelstrom.
That war zone that exists, I see it. And the thing that I’m going to do
about it, is be very good at being appreciative for not living in one.
And I’m going to keep doing my best, in the middle of the thick of my own busyness, and stress, to keep my eyes and ears open, above the water – seeing that
freedom is ours. We will make it ours. We will find it, and we will develop it.
Lovingly and kindly, and with compassion.
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