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Living a Golden Life


What does it mean to live a Golden life? My best friend today reminded me that life IS golden. So maybe living a Golden life is more about inner attitude than outer circumstances. Maybe its much less about embracing a state of mind and more about finding the courage to accept that everything really is ok and divine all the time.

What do I mean by this? I’m learning it as I write:). What I believe I am getting at though is the fact that we’ve been somehow hoodwinked into believing that the negative and unfortunate are the truths of life and that the positive and blessed are but mere illusions or transient at best. Our entire view has been shifted so that even a string of wonderful occurrences are irrevocably tied to a similar often, more dramatic string of negative events; hence our common belief that if something good happens something bad is bound to be on its way or “let’s wait for the other shoe to drop”.

Is this why we are afraid to embrace our good? I mean to fully embrace it, as though there is no other option and no other possible course for the universe to direct us through? Because we are afraid for the other shoe to drop?

Not ever allowing another shoe for dropping to enter your mind, that would be living a Golden life, I believe. That would be a life filled with the treasures of joyful expectancy, akin to the child gleefully waiting for Christmas day. The thought never crosses her mind that she wont get exactly what she’s asked for. She has more than hope, as she has no need for that sentiment because in her mind, there is no chance of her desires not being fulfilled.

Is there not a simple beauty in this? Is it not a feeling that would raise the vibrations of your life to one of consistent joy? If you always knew you were going to get exactly what you wanted, would you not be happy more? If you knew without any inkling of doubt that your positive thoughts, deeds, and actions were producing positive karma for you many times over, would you not be confident that all would be well in your world?

I know the thought here – what about the times when things actually do not go our way, when they don’t work out anywhere near what we’ve planned. I’m coming to believe that thriving through this is the wisdom of aging.

Because we are not 5 years old anymore, the universe has much confidence in our ability to understand the multi-layers of life and human experience. The universe trusts that we have figured out that the surface of something is usually superficial. Operating on that level is sometimes fruitful but never as bountiful as operating from the depths of what is truly transpiring.

So in essence, those times that you don’t get exactly what you want, I believe, are the times when what you thought it “looked like” was not really what it looked like at all.

These are the times when the universe asks you to open your eyes of wisdom and have faith that you’re still going to get to open your most treasured and desired gifts on Christmas day. The beauty of living a Golden life is that you never doubt that you will.
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