be what you are being


As I sat in meditation tonight I had a great feeling. For those of you that don’t know me very well I take time every night to sit in prayer and meditation. I find this invaluable to my well being and I actually feel out of sorts if I don’t do it every day. Anyway, let me back up to earlier feelings today.

I met with an individual at the Career Transition Center at UWM about a volunteer position. She felt that I’d be a good fit at dealing with people as they first come in, and then find out a bit about what they need. Sounds great to me actually, I’d get to deal with people, and then offer my advice to the supervisor. I’m thrilled to be able to use my skills! It was almost surreal though, I wasn’t expecting anything like this. When I left I felt this sense of serendipity (I think that’s the word). I really felt like I’m right where I am for a reason. Like I’m in the right place.

Tonight though I felt something deeper. I felt like I’m getting closer to being able to be more “me” in a career. My long term goal is to go back to school and get a graduate degree in counseling. I’m taking steps to get to this and I feel more like I’m doing the right thing. I feel like I’m really being in a very active sense. Being is one of the simplest actions yet one of the most profound. It requires one to be in touch with themselves so that they can perceive their own state. I’m amazed at how easy it is to get out of touch with that.

Once I was feeling this I focused on the positive effects that got me to this point, and then imagined the positive effects I would have on those I have not yet come in contact with. In a way it was bridging the past and future through the feeling of joy. So I sat with that a while. I really enjoyed it.

I recommend a few authors very strongly and one of them would be Dan Millman. He wrote a book entitled Everyday Enlightenment and it contains a chapter on Intuition. It really speaks well to the fact that one must be in touch with themselves, I highly recommend at least that chapter. It doesn’t need to be read in a particular order to get the meaning. I really believe that when you’re more in touch with yourself that good things will happen. The better I get at this the more good things happen.

Take some time to be with yourself and see what you feel. Get in touch with silence and see what happens. It may not be easy at first but believe me, it will be worth it. I think it’s within the Silence that the loudest truth will ring. I’m glad I can hear again