The Universe

24 February 2011 12:00 AM CST

The universe is such an interesting place to call home. These past few days my mind has taken a bit of a trip. The thing I find so interesting is that when my mind wanders it seems to attract everything it is seeking into my life. This might be a bit of a tough one to explain. Well, here’s the deal. Yesterday I woke up feeling melancholy. For no particular reason I was just in a somber mood. I like to take those experiences and amplify them if possible. So, I went to Pandora and fired up a particularly melancholy channel. Sitting in my melancholy surrounded by somber sounds I started to explore the web. What’s the first thing I want to find? A quote. Something succinct to define my mood. What do I find? The following:

"Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile."

-Pierre Coneille

Not particularly melancholy, but nevertheless absolutely in vibration with my mood. Sitting at home devoting myself to my passions without necessarily reaping rewards such as riches or the praise of men. Simply being me and keeping myself busy with activities that I find personally rewarding. Then, as if out of nowhere, I pick up a book I’m interested in - “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.” Turns out I’ve got a book devoted to the psychological study of motivation and how it is more-or-less completely in line with Mr. Coneille’s quote above. Believe me when I say the day continued in the exact same fashion - my mind faced a never ending cascade of that which it was seeking.

My mind, the universe, a magnetic connection where that which is on my mind seems to be delivered to me effortlessly. It’s empowering to realize I have control like that. Ask and it is given. Sounds simple, yet quite often it is anything but.

What shall I ask for today? Well, it’s tough to shake the feelings of yesterday. But, I think I’ll aim for an overwhelming sense of gratefulness and see what the universe has to deliver.