From the very first post to daily messages of thanks received, I am forever grateful for those who have come and those who are on their way. I am grateful to those who pass this along to a friend or any person who needs a different outlook. It was and always will be my hopes that these words upon the Canvas lift someone in need, someone challenged by the monotony of the days and just seeking inner balance.
Whether a daily reader or one who has reached out a hand in need, I send my love and gratitude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart as we learn and grow together. We are here together to share, experience and allow one another to have our own experiences within this Canvas of Life.
Though we may tire and grow weak, we lift each other up in our most difficult of times. Though a floating fish head may blur our perspective, we see divinity in the story of Victor Frankl and those of similar accounts. It is in our perception that taints or beautifies our vision for the future, our outlook on present day or joyous and painful memories of the past. It is our perception that quantifies our reality from this day forward.
Let us go together…to this place of joy. Let us go now…where others are afraid to travel. Let us go now…fearlessly through our own valley of death…only to be reborn.
I often used to think that people walking around happy and jolly were either pretending or on something medicinal. It wasn’t until recently I began opening up to a new reality..that of happiness. Now instead of being the accuser, I am the accused. Have you ever noticed some people are always happier than the next? Offering a different perspective on life? Try not to get annoyed by them, instead study how they perceive things.
Instead of the doom and gloom, they see only sunshine and prosperity. They do not live in poverty, but in prosperity. Whatever the financial stability they are happy no matter what. This, in my view, is true wealth. Regardless of their given situation they make the best of it. Viktor Frankl was captured and put into a concentration camp, but even when hope was lost…he found it. It was his faith which strengthened his hope of one day walking out of the concentration camp, all the while ministering to the less hopeful, shedding Light on a bleak situation.
When Ani Po was a lost pilgrim, she could only see happy people as being delusional. How could they possibly be happy in today’s given state of economy? They must be living falsely or they must be on ‘happy pills.’ both may be true, but soon Ani Po would find out it was she that was delusional. As a Pilgrim she pooh-poohed these happy, positive people. As a Warrior, she is able to see them in a brighter light, showing their true identity…an Allie.
From seeing self-help gurus as only interested in their bank accounts, to seeing them as truly interested in helping the lost pilgrims of today. While some may be more interested in the paycheck, there are those who are authentically looking to serve the greater good.
Ani Po, during the times of poverty thinking (pilgrim thinking), she saw everyone as a threat. Seeing everyone as trying to manipulate her or take advantage of her. What she failed to realize is her pilgrim thinking, attracted more pilgrim thinking. Her negative thoughts were sent out into the universe as a prepaid order and the universe was happy to oblige in giving her what she continue to dwell upon. Changing her thinking to that of prosperity (warrior thinking), she began to see everyone as a mentor or an Allie, waiting to aid her in her quest towards happiness.
No longer feeling trapped or insecure with herself, Ani Po has found security in knowing that she is right on time, and perfect just the way she is. She has realized her imperfections are what make her unique and honoring her imperfections, she invariably sees perfection on a daily basis. Seeing a mirror image of imperfect perfection, she is able to see the perfections in all the imperfections that surround her.
Where do you see yourself? Are you still trapped in feeling like that of a pilgrim? That is OK. Just as Ani Po found out…you too shall see… you are right on time. How does one get to this place of Warrior Mentality? Ani Po did not go anywhere, in fact no books could teach her The Way. No guru could get her to see The Way. Instead she had to choose this path of Warrior, standing firmly in what she felt to be true.
Stepping into the Canvas as a Warrior. Knighted by the Most High, you have been appointed to watch over the seekers of Light. When asked how did you get there, you will tell them…From Pilgrim to Warrior in a single Thought. From Lost to Found I know this to be true.