This past week I had a pretty magical moment...While taking out the garbage.
Wait for it….
I woke up with an empowering list of things I was going to do and expectations to conquer the world.
I was going to work on my new painting, write for a few hours, spend time with my children, exercise and meditate and that was all before noon.
Uh…yeah that didn't happen.
I got stuck on a tech support online chat for web site issues, again…I found out that our health insurance application got screwed up and nothing seemed to be quite going right with work stuff
Do you feel me? One of those kind of days.
Anyway, I got through the day and it was time to take out the trash. It was a clear crisp night and on the walk down my driveway I looked up at the sky. I thought to myself (but I might have said it out loud) “Universe, show me a sign that everything is going to be ok“.
In the movie I was playing in my head, a shooting star would pierce the atmosphere at that precise moment.
Guess what happened!?
I was still looking up. Just then, my perspective totally shifted. Like when you're looking at a smudge on your car window and then the focus of your eyes changes and you see the most vibrant sunset ever.
Well, I stopped looking at the sky for something and just looked at the sky. Oh there's Orion, there's the Big Dipper…I saw the infinite vastness of the cosmos as though seeing it for the first time and realized that perfection is already here.
What more could you ask of the stars then they already give you? I was too busy looking for some dramatic sign to reassure me that I didn't even see all the glittering light that took millions of years to reveal itself to me at that exact moment. It's taken me up until this moment to see this sky and it was glorious.
I think the lesson is this…
We don't need a permission to be inspired. We don't need reassurances because there's already perfection all around you if you just let yourself look.
And you know what? The real wonders of the universe don't care about your problems. The stars aren't judging you.
When you're willing to change your perspective, your reality transforms.
Those smiles on your family and friends. The music in the air. The art on a wall. The memories you cherish. The hopes and dreams of the future.
All of it happens right now, in the present moment, if you just look.
I'll leave you with this quote from one of my heroes, Bruce Lee.
“Its like a finger pointing to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
I love you guys!!