Thursday, September 8, 2011

Countdown to Contentment ~ Day 7

Loving ourselves and life from where we are 

I’m counting down to contentment — to the starting date of my new sacred journey course,Creating a Life of Contentment,"  which begins Sept. 15. For one entire year we will travel together as intimate companions: to relax, let go and rest into Love; to discover the bliss of our own life. I hope you will join me! You can learn all about it here. 


With our thoughts we make the world. 
~The Buddha

I've held this thought offered by the Buddha for many years now. Perhaps you've heard a version of it yourself.

“The outer world of circumstance shapes itself to the inner world of thought...” ~ James Allen

“What we think about expands.” ~ Author unknown

I am keenly aware that what I focus on is not only magnified in my awareness, but it grows, taking root in the world. Thought becomes reality.

Cases in point.

• When I wanted to get more serious about meditation, I created a 30-day plan for it and focused on a different form of meditation each day. By the end of the month, I had shifted my perception about and relationship with meditation—something I had been truly struggling with. I could now meditate. For years I thought I could not.

• When I wanted to feel more joy in my life, I launched a 30-day “Journey into Joy” at my old blog. I was astounded to discover that after a four-week sojourn with joy, it had moved into the guest bedroom of my heart and was there to stay.

I am finding the same is true of Contentment. Since launching this countdown a few weeks ago—writing about it here each day—I am falling deeper and deeper into the arms of satisfaction and joy with what is.

What I am focusing on is continuing to expand within me once again.

I love this process. It is how the universe works. How our body/mind works. And how our soul works too.

I firmly believe what James Allen wrote in As A Man Thinketh (though I prefer the translated version for women by Dorothy J. Hulst, As A Woman Thinketh):

“The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves ...”

As we get closer to the launch of our year-long journey into Contentment, I hope that you too are feeling the longings of your soul, and that it is beginning to bring you that which you innately love.

To be content, peaceful, and free. 

  ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ 

“Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts; for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”

Dorothy J. Hulst (As A Woman Thinketh)

Will you join me for the "Creating a Life of Contentment" course beginning soon? 7 days and counting to the sacred journey of a lifetime!

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