Joseph Campbell said, "I think anyone who pays attention to their inner life knows when they are living in harmony, and when they are out of harmony, with their own center." And when we are "on the beam," it is as though we are living a charmed life, and doors open where there were no doors, and things fall into place at just the right time, and nobody could predict or expect that it would go exactly as it is going. Every time I moved in my career, it was like the world around me gathered to bless my decision and open the way for me as I left the old place of residence and stepped into the new location. The timing was just right and there was nothing I did to contrive that, it was just a confirmation, and affirmation, that I was on the right track. Things still happen that way from time to time as if to attest to the rightness of the way my life is going, and I'm conscious only of finding the rhythm of each day and cooperating with what appears to need assistance in becoming what it is trying to be. It is like when you are talking with someone and they are searching for the right word to say what they want to say, and you come up with the word, though you had no idea that was the word they were searching for, and they say, "How did you read my mind that way?" It's all just rather magical, and cannot be explained, but it cannot be denied either. Our life can be lived that way when we aren't trying to live it that way, but are attentive to what is happening, and reading the moment, and attending the circumstances, and know on some inner level what's what, and it's like a symphony, or a ballet where everything has an individual life of its own but is orchestrated/choreographed by invisible hands to come together in a way that astounds the musicians, dancers and audiance at the wonder of the performance. Living that way is just it, and it doesn't have a thing to do with making money or a name for ourselves. We are just doing the moment the way the moment needs to be done, and it is magical.
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AND because you are receptive. I know folks who can’t see magic when it is right before their face.
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An open presence, a presence open to the moment, not having to get anything from the moment, or push anything onto the moment, or deny anything about the moment… is perceptive to much that a closed presence misses. An open presence “sees/senses things that are ‘not there.'”