The one certainty about tomorrow is that it won’t come until tomorrow

“To be conscious is not to be in time”–T.S. Elliot

 Feeling trapped by to-do lists, big decisions, fear, and expectations? Spending today thinking about next year? Jan Frazier writes about releasing yourself from the “big picture” into the present moment. She explains how she was plagued with sleepless nights because: “I counted on the okayness of things to be my sustenance, the source of my well being…I needed at least minimal success and stability to sleep well, to feel alright about myself. But sometimes these life-sustainers dried up. Still, there wasn’t anywhere I could go, not even into sleep, that it didn’t all accompany me.” She found a way to become present and accepting in the moment, regardless of the losses and successes of the big picture, and she offers a guide for readers to follow—and promises that “on the other side of the familiar is the extraordinary.”

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee It blossoms and the bee comes”

Very much in line with this quote from Nepo’s The Book of Awakening, Janet Conner’s newest book The Lotus and The Lily uses the teachings of Buddha (Lotus) and Jesus (Lily) to discuss how to create a beautiful, abundant life. They both taught the same thing–and it’s not our popular understanding of the Law of Attraction. They did not say get clear about what you want. They said get clear about how you choose to live.

Do that, and you create a condition of receptivity that naturally attracts all that you want–and more. 

The Knots Prayer

An anonymously written prayer, popularized by internet viral sharing and referenced in Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett’s How To Pray Without Talking to God:

Dear God:

Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life.

Remove the have nots, the can nots, and the do nots that I have in my mind

Erase the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart.

Release me from the could nots, would not,s and should nots that obstruct my life.

And most of all, dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind,

my heart, and my life all of the “am nots” that I have allowed

to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough.