Each of us has a cornucopia of capabilities that can be utilized in the realization of our life’s purpose. We must first become aware of our true nature, accept it, and then move beyond any obstacles to its manifestation. With the natural gifts and talents we possess, whatever they may be, there exist more than a lifetime of possibilities within us. In other words, if we identify and develop our strengths, then we will see that there is more that we could do to apply them toward a meaningful purpose than could occur in a lifetime. So why not focus on what we can do with what we have, instead of what we cannot do with what we don’t have.
When I was three I began wearing glasses and, with the help of corrective lenses, was able to see relatively normally until I was about 14. Between the ages of 14 and 22 my vision was gradually stolen from me by a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa. During these already challenging years, my terrified mind was preoccupied by the things I could not do; those things that everyone else was doing, talking about, and connecting through that I was unable to share in. The misanthropic mood and sense of alienation that followed drove me down into the catapult of transmutation.
As an artistic type, I turned to music, poetry, and reading to calm my anxious heart and clear my mind. I began writing poetry, composing music, and expanding the range of my literary interests to include those of spirituality and magic. Through these belletristic corridors returned the things that I had seen before my hormones blocked their view.
We, the universe, are interconnected and one. What one experiences, we all experience. Separateness is an illusion. Through our elevated perception of the universe we become. Our creations are determined by our awareness of our true nature, our acceptance of it, and the level of vibration of our consciousness.
After reconnecting with this wisdom, my life completely changed. As a blind man I began focusing on what I could do to insure that my external manifestations were in alignment with my inner true nature. Suddenly my life was filled with beauty, purpose, and possibilities.
I continued through college and obtained a Ph.D.; transformed poetry and music from coping methods to joyful hobbies; focused on my great passions — helping others, family, and music; figured out how to buy a home rather than renting while in college without a job or a down payment; subsequently bought five more homes, three of which are in Hawaii; started a private practice which is flourishing; met and married the woman of my dreams; recorded three CDs and am working on a fourth collection; began breeding Doberman Pinschers; discovered that I could build complex machines, replace dishwashers, do plumbing, and install electrical through touch and intuition; and much, much more. I combined my acceptance of who I am, and the things that I am able to do (rather than what I cannot do) with my knowledge of the universe and how it works; to create the light, life, and love that forms my world. We all have strengths, so let us find them. Everyone has known the universal wisdom, at least as a child; so rediscover it. When you find these things, you will find the universal yes man in your smile. There is more that we can do in a lifetime with what we have, so why focus on what we don’t have?
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