Thursday, March 26, 2009


I have a wonderful friend in California who I call my "hummingbird" friend because she is always so busy flittering around doing wonderful things for other folks and our animal friends.We both happen to share the same date as our birthdays on December 5th. This last year she sent me a book by Martha Beck called Steering By Starlight whch I just loved. If you are right now wondering where to go withyour life this book could be a big help to you. I would like to now share a story from the aforementioned book.
Too often in our search for our lifes meaning we falsely assume there is only 1 way for us to get there.The following example shows how we need to expand our thinking when it comes to figuring things out.
Years ago during the space age race between the U.S. and Russia Nasa engineers spent millions of dollars to develop a pen that could write in zero gravity, while the Soviet space engineers, facing the same problem, sent their astronauts into space with pencils. The moral to this is Dont assume you have to do something fancy and expensive when something easy and cheap is right before your eyes. The truth about this story is that everyone in space first used pencils but the leads would break off and float intothe machinery. So Nasa did develop a space pen which is now used by both Americans and Russians alike. The moral: Its ok to use short term solutions while you're perfecting more substantial long-term processes.
So whatever the "problem" is in ones life let us not be to quick to overlook the simple solution first even while we work on a better long term cure. My hope is that all of you wonderful folks knkow exactly where you are going and how you plan on getting there. But since most of us really have no idea where we are headed Ill just say enjoy the ride along the way. Hope all of youhave a terrific weekend filled with much love, peace, and joy.

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