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Are You Ready for Life?

Are You Ready for Life?

It is unwise to sail to sea without a navigation system. Likewise, navigating the intricacies and challenges of life also needs special guidance. For your soul wisdom grows from your consecration.

My consecration is to release any thought that closes my heart even in the slightest and to always begin my life right where I am. It is to refuse to allow fear or suffering, even physical pain, to make me self-involved.

Consecration is the pole star by which you invent yourself as a spiritually oriented conscious person. But how do you know or discover your consecration? Ask yourself: What is it that brings tears of recognition: tears of joy, compassion, forgiveness, or inspiration?

Is it hearing Martin Luther King’s dream of brotherhood? Is it witnessing a person rise above their circumstances and demonstrate courage, wisdom, and love? Or is it seeing someone selflessly risk their lives to assist another? Do you cry in romantic films when love eventually triumphs?

Who do you deeply admire? Is it a technology pioneer like Steve Jobs? Is it Nelson Mandela who after 27 years of imprisonment by a brutal government led a new government in a policy of reconciliation instead of retribution?

The people who you most want to emulate, the things that move your heart, this is your soul telling you what is sacred to you. When you choose to embody these qualities to the best of your ability, you have found your consecration. Now you have your pole star to guide you through the darkness, to lead you to become someone who perhaps you never imagined you could be….Continue reading at

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7:18AM PST on Dec 10, 2013

Thank you for the article.

2:47AM PST on Dec 9, 2013

Mentality matters

5:11AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Very apt comment John c.

Life is often fascinating and intriguing with many ups and downs, summers and winters. For many, it's the only show in town and one hopes to do as well as is humanely possible. One hopes to enjoy life and to help others in their life journey.

2:16AM PST on Dec 6, 2013

Life is full of surprises--some good and some ugly. It's up to us to respond and live as we feel.

1:48AM PST on Dec 6, 2013


1:09AM PST on Dec 6, 2013

Am I ready for life? Well I'm certainly not ready for death, that's for sure.

12:23AM PST on Dec 6, 2013

What a complete load of guff. Does this man think we're children?

12:21AM PST on Dec 6, 2013


8:59PM PST on Dec 5, 2013


7:15PM PST on Dec 5, 2013

Life doesn't come with an instruction manual.

There are those who would disagree, & point to the Bible, the Koran, or the Torah.

But with some of the things they're doing in the Lord's name, they might of misinterpreted them.

As for me I pretty much just wing it, & hope for the best.

The one thing I won't do is buy someone else's book to try to figure it out.

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