Joseph Campbell said, "Living an authentic life out of the spontaneity of one's own heart-- when based on compassion and not possession and conquest-- transforms the wasteland into, you might say, into a 'land flowing with milk and honey.'" It becomes a land of blessings and wonder when we wake up to our own heart, and let it take the lead in guiding us through our life. Milton Ericson said that when he was just a lad a horse wandered into his yard and his father told him to take the horse home. Milton climbed onto the horse's back and kept it from stopping to eat grass-- the horse took itself home. Our life is a horse that wandered into our yard. Our life can be trusted to take us where we need to be. Our role is to relax into our life, know when we are getting in the way, and stay out of the way. Our ideas for our life and our life's ideas for itself are not the same ideas. We have to know where our ideas part company with our life's ideas. We have to trust ourselves to our life. We all have the ability to stand up, meet the day on the day's terms, and do there what needs to be done. It is our place to explore what keeps that from happening, and stop doing it-- stop interfering with what our life is trying to do through us. It is our place to trust ourselves to our outcomes, knowing that outcomes have outcomes, and that the outcomes beyond the outcome matter more than the outcome. There are no ends. We are to perfect the means, doing what needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, no matter what. We are to let that be what we live for!