Well, I have to say the following reading reminded me of how I have not taken the longer view in making many choices in my life when I was younger, including ones related to career and finances, both very crucial areas of decision.
“Every day I have choices to make. When I think about what will benefit me most in the long run, my choices get easier. Expanding my vision to a longer view helps me see the power of my choices. Though today may be only one step in a particular direction, my expanded view allows me to see all the good that comes when I walk in that direction. I embrace this longer view today.”
I choose wisely today. I step into my greater Good!
– “Everyday Joy, 365 days of ohmygod life,” by Z Egloff and Melissa Phillippe, May 18
Now, I can definitely see the power in the aforementioned practice. If I had followed that methodology, I’m pretty certain I would not find myself in my current financial situation of not being able to ever retire. But, I had lived in the present moment, a concept so often thrown at me in my earlier days of following a conscious spiritual path.
I chose to be an entrepreneur so I could be in charge of my work life, my schedule, and my creativity, to be the master of my soul. I was intent on being in my own business no matter what, even if I couldn’t earn a decent income. That, and some other choices, have landed me to where I am in the present. I had focused on the present moment, my immediate desires (ego), and had not looked to the future and hence had not planned for it. Now the future is here and I see in my current circumstances the power of my lack of taking a longer view.
Still, my life has been an adventure, a far interesting one I like to think than if I’d been more “practical” and taken a longer view. And, I know regardless, that the infinite richness of Spirit is mine to enjoy. In my realization of unity with the Divine, I link myself with enduring Power. Whether I stay in the present moment or take a longer view, I am abundantly supplied and blessed.