Friday, June 29, 2012
For the past few years, I've received TUT's Notes From the Universe, via email, Monday - Friday. Mike Dooley, one of the contributors to The Secret, created these as a way to remind people of the power of thought, that thoughts becomes things. They have often mirrored right where I am in my thinking, or offered me a mirror to look at something a bit more closely. Sometimes, it has reflected life in some amusing and intriguing ways. For instance, almost three years ago, I read his note in the morning about how life is a carnival, complete with rides, cotton candy, and all the goodies associated with them. After I read it, I drove into town (a town I had only recently moved to when I first returned to Minnesota), to discover a carnival had been set up on the edge of it, complete with rides, and animals, and cotton candy. That kind of thing.
Anyway, this morning's note was sent with a request to pass it on to as many people as possible. I do think it's worth passing on and so I am.
The Top 10 Ways People Give Away Their Power:
1. Asking others what they should do.
2. Thinking God decides who gets what.
3. Worrying about how their dreams will come true.
4. Thinking they have dues to pay.
5. Attaching to unimportant details and outcomes.
6. Believing in soul mates.
7. Thinking karma or spiritual contracts are absolute.
8. Fear of anything, especially falling in love.
9. Waiting for their ducks to line up before acting.
10. Choosing to be unhappy.
A funny thing happened as I wrote them down in a notebook, something I often do with notes, quotes, and things I want to remember. As I was writing down #7, I found it took up a bit more than one line in my notebook, so the words "are absolute," had to be written on the next line. Then, as I wrote down #8, I found that space was again lacking and so this is how it ended up in my notebook:
8. Fear of anything, especially
As a result, #9 (see above) didn't exactly line up....
Which takes me to #10, a reminder that to be happy or not is always a choice. Always.
Today, I've chosen to be happy. I think I'm going to choose that tomorrow, too.
Image: Joseph Cornell's "Hotel Eden"