~Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and president of South Africa
We run from one place to another, sometimes with a checklist in mind—not thinking, not stopping, no vision; perhaps just passing time. Consciousness falls by the wayside. We move from one point in time to another, from one place to another, moving without direction, acting without thought. What is it that we truly need in this life? Always in a hurry, we will never know. When we slow down and enter into a state of awareness, we start to notice what our souls yearn for. There is a shift. Then life starts to change. We stop, share a smile, and acknowledge the existence of another. We acknowledge our daydreams and think about the next steps to realize them fully. If we are free, we must be able to articulate a plan that is different from the chaotic one we currently subscribe to. For without the chaos, we invite a new paradigm that will give our lives a peaceful tone, a compelling meaning, and enlightened action. Without the chaos, we can really experience life. Action with vision can change our own world—perhaps the whole world. We will no longer be passing time, scurrying along. We will have greater awareness as to which direction to take, and there is no greater chance at freedom than that.
Magical Key to Bliss: Reflect on your vision of life, and choose well the actions to take.