The Art of Inspired Living


Life 101: The Learning Laboratory

When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.
~ The Dalai Lama

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
~ Matthew 21:22

For so many of us, we have thought that life was about getting the goods—the job, the money, the man or woman, the home, the fame, the glory. Now I realize that life was and is never about the “stuff.” Life is about the learning along the way, and the learning is what finally gets us to the peace, joy, freedom, love and abundance that we always thought the “stuff” would provide.

Now that’s something to think about, isn’t it? It’s kind of backwards to the way we were taught. In other words, it’s what happens to you in your experience during the ups and downs of life, the information gleaned, the new awareness derived, and the choices you make that have the potential to bring you what you’ve always wanted. It’s what you learn along the way and what you then choose to do with what you learn.

We are all on a spiritual soul journey whether we know it or not. The more we learn about understanding, forgiveness, compassion and love, the freer we become. We begin to see it was never about the “stuff.” We can be happy even before we have the goods. Once we are living from the fullness of our divine essence, it’s that very fullness we desire more of and then the goods flow to us with ease and grace.

It’s never too late to take serious thought about our priorities in life. We can open up instantly to our divine potential and set ourselves free from worry and fear. We can truly live and love fearlessly with an undefended heart.

I am the creator of my good and I am fearless in my living.

Karen Wylie