Some people ask, “What if I haven’t found my true passion?”

It’s dangerous to think in terms of “passion” and “purpose” because they sound like such huge overwhelming ideas.

If you think love needs to look like “Romeo and Juliet”, you’ll overlook a great relationship that grows slowly.

If you think you haven’t found your passion yet, you’re probably expecting it to be overwhelming.

Instead, just notice what excites you and what scares you on a small moment-to-moment level.

If you find yourself glued to Photoshop, playing around for hours, dive in deeper. Maybe that’s your new calling.

If you keep thinking about putting on a conference or being a Hollywood screenwriter, and you find the idea terrifies but intrigues you, it’s probably a worthy endeavor for you.

You grow (and thrive!) by doing what excites you and what scares you everyday, not by trying to find your passion.

Derek Sivers is an entrepreneur and programmer.
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Letters to God from Edna

There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses. One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. The letter read:

Dear God, I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had $100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension payment. Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner. Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with, have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope. Can you please help me?


The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected $96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman. The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends. Christmas came and went. A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God. All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened. It read:

Dear God, How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift. By the way, there was $4 missing. I think it might have been those bastards at the post office.


Dancing with God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "i" dance."
God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God, as God abides in you.
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead
and to guide you through each season of your life.

~ Author unknown

Hemma efter 14 månader i Afghanistan

From service dog to SURFice dog

Kärlekens energi: om mogna och omogna relationer

Man kommer aldrig undan det man har förträngt. Så länge en inre situation inte görs medveten, kommer den att omedvetet gestaltas i den yttre världen. Man iscensätter sitt inre i det yttre. Det är dessa pålagor som man måste bearbeta för att komma riktigt nära en annan människa och kunna leva ett kärleksfullt liv. Därför är det viktigt att bli medveten om sitt upprepningsbeteende. Vi har en tendens att upprepa de beteenden som vi är vana vid i vår uppväxtmiljö och vi kan fastna i ett mönster som inte är relevant i nuet. Att bli medveten betyder att man vet mycket om sig själv. Vi har alla stora inneboende resurser.

När jag kommit underfund med vad jag upprepar, kan jag förändra mitt mönster och bli fri att välja mitt eget liv utifrån min egen identitet. Man upprepar samma sak om och om igen tills man förstår vad man upprepar. Först då kan man ändra sitt förhållningssätt. Man kan säga att man upprepar för att bli fri. När vi blir fria från vårt upprepningsbeteende, kan vi även uppfatta fler nyanser hos andra personer. Vi känner oss mer levande och själen fylls av ro och glädje.

~ Ingalill Roos, ur Kärlekens energi: om mogna och omogna relationer