The Observation Deck

Viewing life from a higher vantage point

I love music. Always have. Songs drop into my head all the time, even ones I haven’t heard in a long time. Sometimes I even wake up in the morning with a song playing in my head at a particular point in the lyrics. I always pay attention, because I know from experience that the universe is communicating with me. Every time it happens, there is always a message relating to my current situation.

I have a true respect for how Life operates. Just like playing a tennis match, if I pop a ball (question, desire, dream) to the universe, it will respond by popping the ball back through messages, answers, guidance. Every time.

And no matter what circumstances I find myself in, no matter what experiences I have, it is always for the highest good of all. Even if I find myself in a less than pleasing situation, I remember that the loveliest flowers grow out of compost. And as Byron Katie states: “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it — it’s just easier if you do.”

This is because Life happens in the present moment, not in the past nor in the future. If you pay attention to the details in your day-to-day experience, everything becomes a message. All of Life is interactive. Sadly, many of us view our lives from the observation deck, from a careful distance where we feel safe. But if we dare to play the game, we quickly find Life is a mystery that leaves clues for us to follow. Our job is to pay attention, notice the details, follow those clues, and patiently allow Life to unfold in perfect time. No tricks. No gimmicks. Life is trustworthy every moment of every day.

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