Just another traveler on life’s highway hanging out in the slow lane. It’s quiet. It’s peaceful. Beyond the horizon is rest calling my name. Green pastures, still waters, my cup is overflowing.
Be persistent in asking. When in that quiet inner space, don’t be timid with requests. The answer will always be ‘yes, no, or not now’. But, whatever the answer may be, be assured that our internal GPS has got us covered and will bring us safely to the next plateau of life – if we heed our inner voice. Very simple, degree in rocket science not required to know what our conscience tells us in those quiet moments. The secret, if there is any secret, is to slow down, be silent, still the wandering mind, and listen. Ask for guidance and it will be given. Be still and know.
Seek joy and happiness relentlessly. Life around us changes with every passing moment. We must also adjust. Our central core of understanding has an amazing capacity to adjust. What was yesterday’s ‘golden oldie’ is today’s old fogey flashback. When we hang on to the ‘way things used to be’ we are stifling what needs to happen now in our continuing growth. Doesn’t mean we should give up values, the moral compass which has been a lifetime beacon; rather, it means evolving those values to make sense in today’s crazy world.
Centuries ago when one element of society disagreed with the beliefs and actions of another, it could find a new, uncharted continent to settle and follow its philosophy. Vacant, unexplored land has disappeared and it has become a matter of species survival to learn co-existence with a variety of races, creeds, and religions.