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epiphanies and awakenings

I've heard a lot of really great sentences in the last year that have changed my life, two in particular in just the last few months. I was talking to a friend about a guy I liked that I had just met. I said I was terrified and freaked out about him. My friend said "Now wait a minute. LANGUAGE DICTATES REALITY. Are you really terrified and freaked out?" I had to think about it. Well, NO. I was excited and overwhelmed because I knew this guy was going to be a big deal in my life. I could feel the inner rumbles of an impending life change and I knew this new person was going to be the catalyst. Changing my language really did help me shape my real feelings thus my reality. Impressive.

Recently I was at the grocery store and bumped into an acquaintance Tim that I hadn't seen in a long time. I was shaking off some bad energy from the day and was glad to have some interaction. Tim told me about a major life change he was going through. Said he'd quit his job, moved to Vancouver, and so on. He said "NATURE HATES A VACUUM" and explained that the Universe will always help you fill it up even if you created it yourself. Last month I quit a band I was playing with and inadvertently ended a friendship that had been important to me. Even though I felt it was time for these two things to end it still felt awful. But in just a month the Universe has presented many things both personally and professionally to fill the vacuum. Impressive.
The mind is a powerful thing, but our heart's desires are even mightier.
Thank you for indulging me as I share some of my inner-hippie.


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Apr. 28th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
The Universe is You
From a very old fan...

Things come together and break apart... nothing changes that.


So break away from the boob tube, go outside, soak up some sun or rain shine, and giggle to yourself how simply lucky and fortunate you are - to be able to make music, to make people smile, to love what you do, to inspire.

Apr. 28th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
"Language dictates reality" sounds like it could almost a Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) observation, and also dovetails nicely with Cognitive Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Thoughts lead feelings which lead to behavior. If we can learn to try to avoid behaving right away and work back through our feelings to our thoughts, and identify where judgments are coming into play, then we can actually have a big influence on the feelings we have by learning to think of things along the lines of more effective coping patterns. I've been reading too much Marshall Rosenberg lately... I suppose.

Nature abhors a vacuum. This implies when we feel empty we all suck. :-p Note: sarcasm. Glad that actually the unhappy pruning is leading to new Spring growth.

At Songwriter's Showcase, enjoyed your new guitar. I hadn't heard Rob Daiker play before... really enjoyed the set. Thanks!

Your inner-hippie is welcome here. What's with the hatred of hippies in popular culture? I don't get it.
Apr. 29th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
Ya know?
I really needed to hear both of those things.

Thanks for sharing. :)
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