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Your Future Depends On You

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Years ago, I was taking one of my many yoga classes. There was one class that I only attended once, but I took away a jewel that has been with me ever since. At the end of the class, the instructors read us a passage from “Opening Doors Within: 365 Meditations from Findhorn, by Eileen Caddy.  I can’t quote the passage for that particular day, but the warm, moving feelings that it stirred within me, well, I can still remember to this day.  
After class that day, I took my dogged determination on a mission to locate the book.  Based on my (very poor) recollection, I believe that the book was out of print but I still managed to find a copy. I  like it so much that I thought that I’d share today’s passage with you. I hope that it  inspires you to take that risk you’ve been putting off, leave that past behind to enjoy the fruits of this beautiful day or strike up a conversation with that nameless person sitting beside you on the bus every day. Who knows what good things awaits you?

August 9

Always take the optimistic outlook over everything, and banish all gloom and negativity. You are surrounded by many wonderful people, things, and experiences in life. Why not concentrate on them and give thanks for them, letting go and releasing all that is unpleasant, unhappy or difficult? By your attitude and outlook you draw to you the very best or the very worst in life. Therefore, if you are blaming your circumstances, life or people for your misfortunes, look within to see what you can do to change your attitude. As you start doing it, little by little you will find changes taking place, and you will begin to realise how mightily blessed you are and how truly wonderful life is. What a joy and a privilege it is to be alive, to be where you are, doing what you are doing, surrounded by so many wonderful things and people! Start right now looking for them. They are right there, so you will not have to look very far.

I don’t receive a penny for saying this but Eileen Cady published a 25th Anniversary edition of the book and you can find it at Amazon, http://www.amazon.com/Opening-Doors-Within-Meditations-Findhorn/dp/1844091082/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1281370972&sr=8-1-spell, or perhaps local bookstore.  Blessings,

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