The older I become, the more I see how experiences accumulate to show us who we are, how we are, all that we think, the patterns, habits, changes we make, all there to recognize that where we are is a product of where we've been and believe, as well as what we decide to be... the many things that happened along the way and the many things that didn't. Sometimes I look around at people awestruck as each take on this journey of living. It has become so apparent to me how incredibly brave it is to be here. The more I observe how life moves you, your story, and see the bravery it takes to be where you are, the less it seems to matter if we go somewhere when we die or if we come back. After all, right now, exactly where you are is where you belong. This is the only journey that matters at the moment. Yet, I also can't help but recognize Consciousness moving throughout, all along, as if the path were meant to take you where you belong, like tracing currents in the ocean. Far out at sea, the currents are visible from the surface, which appear like veins, a spiderweb taking the ocean somewhere-- moving like oceans do. Conscious or unconscious, our journeys take us somewhere too, to connect us to ourselves: to see, to know, to become, to create and to believe that beauty truly resides in everything, visible and invisible, both in the good times and in the bad. All of it moves us forward as the observer of ourselves we were always pushed to reach for. In recent years I've been especially thankful for any hardships; I always wanted something more to believe in, and each day I see how the hurddles have helped me find that now. To keep going, to move and be moved, what a beautiful thing.
-An excerpt from my book, "Messages From the Universe"