I’m not usually too materialistic, but last weekend was one of my weak moments. I walked into our city’s most expensive department store, and this purse called out to me.
Now, I need a better bag for my laptop. Now that I am running all over hell and back for appointments, it’s good to have an attractive bag that is big enough for all my gadgets. However, I do not need a bag that costs over 200 euros. No sir.
I took the picture and walked away knowing I would find something like it, but cheaper.
Two days later I arrive at one of my more regular gigs and find this on my chair.
They are shutting down the business, and the bags are leftover from their merchandise, so they just handed them out to employees and freelancers. I got the bag for free! It’s beautiful – maybe not as fashionable as the other – but it’s more functional. It’s broad and doesn’t have that “bottomless pit” affect with many women’s handbags. It’s made for business. Just what I need.
It’s the same with anything in life, like relationships. We sometimes meet people that seem to be perfect for us. We fall hopelessly into a fantasy with them. Then, it gets burst like a hot air balloon, and we are left sober in the realization that nothing is perfect, and maybe it won’t work out. Or maybe it will, but in a different way.
That’s when I think the following:
I know what I want. I also learn what I don’t want by living, and I refine my discussion with God/the universe. I know that all of it happens to help me love and learn, and if I just relax and enjoy the ride, then I am living: NOW. I am grateful for all my experiences, and I know that I may think I want this scenario, but another scenario of a different nature may come along that is even richer. In whatever way. And then I think back and realize I asked for that in the first place (whether positive or negative). Our thoughts are sometimes like loose cannons. We aren’t conscious of what we are asking. Merely thinking is asking, actually. I believe that. I also believe we create mass consciousness, which creates some pretty heinous scenarios…but that’s for another day.
Watch your thoughts. Ask for what you want. Hold your experiences as cherished lessons.
The universe listens to you. I believe we are a part of the mainframe. I believe we make up the mainframe.