One of the great things about life is our ability to change the trend, the direction; it is taking by our thoughts, beliefs and concepts. We are unlimited beings with the power and ability to create a better life. Life is about expansion, expansion of our limitations, about increasing our awareness of self as a being not only filled with possibilities and potential but with the power to make our dreams come true, should we desire to do so.
Life is about living fully and prosperously not merely existing as a human automaton. It is about moving forward; changing directions, testing the waters of new beginnings to see if that is the way we want to go or not. It is about you and me taking the risk to be us, to enjoy life and all we are doing to improve our life experience. There are no limits except for those we set for ourselves. Let us remove from our thoughts and beliefs those ideas about limitation and try a new idea, a new direction, a new way of being; replacing the stale, dried out, withered, old, limited and unproductive concepts with fresh new ideas, choosing one to follow and see where it takes us. No one is stuck in life unless they choose to be. I’ve been stuck, you’ve been stuck, and we have been able to remove ourselves from the muck and mire by pulling ourselves up and out for greater and greater achievements. Life is waiting for each of us to make our demands on it for our better living by allowing ourselves to welcome and initiate new and expansive ideas, concepts, thoughts and beliefs.
Expanding our limitations is all we can do. We are finite beings living in and infinite universe and as we are finite we will never encompass the infinite but will experience it to the degree we so choose.
Life is swirling all around us and it us up to us to enter the flow for a happier living experience. We are the captains of our ship on the waters of life, time to set sail for new and uncharted waters to explore, to boldly go where we have not dared to go before, to gird our loins and set sail into a new adventure on the high seas of life. The good we seek is here for us now. Let us be open to our good and accept it into our mind and heart, being thankful that it is now in our life.
I have been foraging through artwork and photos from the past…lots of them. I am focusing on the black and white photos from pre 1920’s and up to the 1960’s.
When my mother passed on we found a plethora of photos of her family, with my father, and with her friends. Some very fine posed ones as well.
My mother never did follow her dream to become a dress designer in NYC, although she did design her own clothes, shirts for my father and me, and hand puppets for my puppet shows at school. There were opportunities for her to work at top places after high school but she didn’t buck the trend to get married or engage in a career she desired. No matter how I tried over the years to have her design clothes, dresses in particular-her forte, and start something with someone or by herself it was always met with, “No.” The main reason she gave was her age and that she was too old, she had been saying that for over 30 years. She was a fantastic artist, designer and wrote poetry. It saddened me to see her talents and abilities go unused and give up her artwork. Neither she nor my father followed their dreams/desires and it showed.
When time permits, and the pc and scanner co-operate, I will be sharing the photos on the PCA blog.
No matter how much we love someone and see how talented they are, if they are not willing to step out and take up the cause no matter how much prodding on our part, then, it is their choice alone. Of course I would mention design every year and it was always the same response. If and when the time comes and the fire is lit within them to go forward we will be there and be supportive of all their endeavors.
For me, I am following my dreams and desires…no time like the present, no matter what your age. As I head into the next decade, and celebrate my age, I welcome it with open arms and enthusiasm for the good that is now entering my life.