Look forward to my book "Expedition of the Psyche" to be released in December 2016, by balboa press, division of Hayhouse
Many things can surprise us when they flower, unveil, open up. Whether it be a rose, opening up to the morning hue of purity, increasing its appeal as it shows all that it hold dear during the night. It exposes itself to the sun, absorbing the precious energy. It follows it though the day, taking in all that it can, in order to grow, progress, thrive. As the sun goes down along with it, each and every living creature dependent on it. You close up again until the next encounter. A relationship that lasts a lifetime.
Exposure is a healthy and necessary part of life. Without exposure, we do not get a chance to absorb all of the energy we need to move forward in life. We must take in all that there is to take in, but in order to do so, we must be completely open .Our mind and our hearts need to be ready to take in all of the potential that you require in order to achieve a full and prosperous life. If we are not completely open, we miss out on all the wonders that life has to show us. We miss out on life itself. If the rose fails to take in the energy that is all around it, it will perish. As will each and every single one of us, by being closed off from one another, from the world, we are creating a famine inside each and every single one of us. A famine that cannot be fed with anything but its intended meal. So notice all who chase and overindulge power, money, and get addicted to things that point us all to the destruction of all that there is. The hunger can and will not be satisfied until you find that which you are looking for.
For every plant, it opens up and receives the energy of the sun, when you open up, you receive the energy that is abundant all around you, from your peers, yourself, all life and all of your surroundings, you find connection. You find that you are not different at all. You are just like every other thing out there, experiencing your own reality, doing your best to accumulate resources to sustain the best life that your environment allows for.
For our gorgeous roses, glistening in the morning light, they are stuck in one environment their whole lives. They are sedentary, can't change their circumstances. We, on the other hand, live in whatever environment we create in our mind. We have the power to change the environment we are submerged in and steer our life and outcome into nothing short of our imagination.
Everything that we can possibly conjure in our thoughts, can be brought to reality by opening up, to your friends, your peers, your loved ones, your world, and most importantly, YOURSELF.
You can't find the beauty that you seek to experience, until you have experienced that beauty within yourself.