Some of the best ideas and most interesting topics discussed, have come from hanging out with my sons, just by talking and kicking around ideas.  

Once, one of my sons talked about a circle in life that we are all trying to break into.  After he described this circle, I had to agree.  I knew what that circle was for me.  In the circle is enlightenment, peace, joy, love, happiness, fulfillment, self-love, self-appreciation, self-acceptance, and contentment.  That circle is the internal environment we create for ourselves.  It is our self-narrative.  It is our truest form, our divine identity.  Alignment with this inner circle is the goal for me.

How do we create an internal environment for ourselves that will eventually manifest and project into our external environment?  How long will it take to break into that circle and then enjoy the outer, external affects it will then have in our lives?


Life is like a beautifully woven spider web.  At the center of it is usually a scary-ass spider, but in this case, at the center of this web is that internal environment we are all trying to get to.  We are all a part of this web, each of us being a small strand.  If one part of the web is destroyed, we all suffer, collectively, until it is repaired.  If a bug is caught in the web, the entire web feels the vibrational effects.  The reverberations are literally felt throughout the entire web.  We are ALL affected by EVERYTHING each of us experiences in this world.  We are all ONE, being collectively and inextricably connected, and affected.

Have you ever not spoken with someone for months, and one morning tell a story about a memory with that person to someone, only to have them call or text you within minutes?  It happens to me often.  Trust me when I say we are more closely connected than we know.

I love this story I found:

There was a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best grown corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

“Why sir,” said the farmer, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn.”

So is it with our lives… Those who want to live meaningfully and well must help enrich the lives of others, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all…
-Call it the power of collectivity…
-Call it a principle of success…
-Call it a law of life.
The fact is, none of us truly wins, until we all win!!

Today I will do all I can to create a beautiful, valuable, enriching, internal environment with the goal in mind to practice growing and expanding that daily, until my outer, physical, world catches up with that internal environment.  I will always strive to be the best version of myself I can be, and inspire, empower, and help others to do the same.  I will remember the lesson of cross-pollination, and I will remember that we are all one.

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Remember:  Mindset matters.  Character counts.  That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives.  WE CREATE our realities.

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