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Living The Dream: Rocks And Hard Places

Yesterday, she asked UCLA to remove her from their wait list. She simply could not bear to do what needs to be done to accept this extraordinary invitation from Minnesota and have UCLA call next week, and she couldn’t bear to let another gift — the Minnesota seat deposit — be fruitless. Minnesota is a prize in law-school context, and she wanted it to have the chance to feel like it, instead of feeling like another compromise, even though she didn’t even bring a jacket with her. Maybe this is her finally making her way back to her road, and maybe it’s her taking another crazy adventure that this time next year deposits her back at UCLA. Honestly, we don’t know, yet she’s made some bold and hard choices, trying always to heed her lessons and fully aware of the costs of fear and the potential promise of the unknown and uncomfortable.

In fact, that’s my entire point: Nobody knows — until it’s over — whether they are on their my road or their other road. We do our best with what we have to work with — our resources, intuition, and the support of our loving community. If it’s the quick road, awesome. That certainly has its perks. But if it’s not, we can still be headed where we need to go. We can still going to be strong enough to be there when we get there. If you can, listen to the whispers, even when they don’t “add up.” But if you miss a few, don’t give up, and don’t stop listening.

What is most clear to me today is that we can’t sit around waiting for the clarity of the end before we ever begin.

I’ve been talking a lot lately about living the dream and making many adjustments in my life to better understand funding the dream (more on that in a week or so), and through all of it, I’ve realized that living the dream isn’t about being at a dreamy destination. It’s about the way we live every single day.

Living the dream, Wild One, is simply a state of mind.

The mystery is high today. Just keep walking, one thoughtful step at a time, as the path unfolds before you. Living the dream simply means that you journey wide awake to a destination called Truth. Dance along to the rhythm that rises up within you, and make music with the rhythms of the brothers and sisters who share this path.

If you need direction, call on Love… And remember to breathe, Wild One.

*Image credit, humble gratitude, and a ten-fold IOU to The Squidbag whose graphic badassery is the only thing that rivals truly mad blogging skills.

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Christy Diane Farr

Christy Diane Farr is a catalyst. If that sounds like something you want more of in your life, visit 'The Greenhouse' at and join the Wildflower Evolution on Facebook.


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10:36PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

There are times when we just know things will work out and other times when we really don't know if we are on the right path etc and so we walk along, hoping, and praying for guidance. Its great when we 'know' and its right but when we aren't so sure we just have to press in to the One who does know and keep going. I guess its just a part of being human. I hope it works out well for all of you. As they say, "Keep up the Faith."

9:21PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

I can certainly vouch for the fact that trying to force the wrong path to go in the right direction just doesn't work. However, somehow I seem to managed to find the crossroads I should have come out at earlier - but now I have a wonderful man to help, inspire and support. Perhaps everything was meant to be that way. As the song says, "I can see clearly now..." Hopefully your paths will weave their slalom and bring you together even stronger and with a clearer vision for both of you!

11:24PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

All I can say is wow. Best of luck to you and your fabulous wife.

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1:10PM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

I wonder where I would be today if I had avoided all the pratfalls of my rebellious and tempestuous youth? Course I might not have all the experiences I've had either. I've never drive Route 66 but I have driven I10 from coast to coast.

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5:11AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Thank you....

3:13AM PDT on Aug 11, 2012

Thanks for sharing your story.

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