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Messages from the Universe

August 22, 2011

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

– M. Scott Peck

Many of our most profound opportunities for growth, change, and progress are lost amidst the modern day distractions we use to erase, escape, or elude the feelings that might spark in us some brighter light, some great resolve.

If we are overweight, we bury the uncomfortable feeling of being too big for our bodies at the bottom of a bucket of Ben & Jerry’s.

If we are unemployed, we dive into the deluge of daytime television, using the misery of others to escape from the problems pressing in on our world.

If we are lonely, we build fantasy friendships and make-believe boyfriends with people on the other end of a computer somewhere in the world so that the darkness doesn’t swallow us whole.

And yet, in those moments, those powerful moments the universe provides us as guide posts, street signs, and red flashing lights, we choose behaviors that perpetuate the very condition we are frantic to escape.

Perhaps the reason we are uncomfortable is that we need to change our position. Perhaps we are unhappy because we haven’t gotten over grief, let go of loss, or allowed ourselves to yearn for something more. Perhaps we are unfulfilled because we have run out of room in our lives and need to grow beyond the barriers and borders of what we believe. Perhaps the greatest disservice we do to ourselves is to disregard these opportunities to become the next version of who we want to be.

This week, as you go about your day, watch for the messages the universe is putting in your path. Notice the guide posts and the red flashing lights that show where you are disconnected and out of alignment with your values. Notice the unpleasantness for what it is, pause, and then take another step toward self-awareness, and……Move Forward!

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