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The Compass of Paradise


 Thursday, December 13, 2018

Picture yourself walking on a white-sand beach. As the sun sets in front of you, tall palm trees sway in the mild breeze on your left. The ocean waves hit their break on the natural reef and then gently push up the sand and lap at your feet. All of your senses are pleasantly engaged: the vision of your beach surroundings, the smell of the island, the taste of the saltwater air, the touch of the breeze and the sand and the waves and the warmth of the sun. And, of course, the sense of sounds happening all around you. It's interesting how, when all the noise and clutter of the daily life are absent, your senses engage differently: less of your focus is "on alert" and more on being in the moment. It's also notable how, if you had your eyes closed for that entire scene, you would instantly know where you are. Your toes would feel the soft sand at your feet. You would hear the ocean to your right. You would feel the warmth of the sun in front of you.

Are you that way with your dream? Do you know where it is at all times? Do the noises and distractions of everyday life pull you away from where you ultimately wish to be? If you closed your eyes, would you know where your dream is? Life happens and it's easy to get pushed and pulled and thrown in all directions – and you forget which way you want to go. Reset yourself on a daily basis with something (a diversion from the distraction) – meditation, exercise, a picture of your goal, prayer, a walk on the beach, all of the above… whatever helps you reset to where you want to be facing. Then, when you start your day, you know where you're going.

We'll see you on the beaches of the world.

Joel Yeast

The Breath of Life
A New Unit of Time

Comments 1

Hugh Toner on Sunday, 16 December 2018 07:26

Wonderful advice...and when applied it works!!
Thanks again Joel

Wonderful advice...and when applied it works!! Thanks again Joel
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