Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness. Embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness. Have few desires.

The Last Post, Manifesting Your Life

"You're good at manifesting," my friend Jyoti said to me as we peered through the sliding glass doors of a Japanese styled bungalow in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California, in 1987. At the time I did not know what she was talking about but I nodded in acceptance of her observation as we returned to the car and drove away. A week later we moved into the bungalow and established our home.

Since that time hundreds of books have been written, seminars given, video recordings made, and many individuals became rich and famous for teaching others about manifesting one's dreams. Only the name was changed. Manifesting was packaged, marketed, and sold under various names and programs. It was labeled under the name "Visualization" for a spell and then changed to the "The Power of Attraction." Individuals made a fortune selling the gullible public the techniques and methodology of a skill each of us already process naturally. Manifestation cannot be taught because it is a belief more than a methodology, and yet it is as much a practice as yoga or meditation. In essence, it is awareness and the taking of actions based upon one's insight and dreams. These are not necessarily the dreams which Freud spoke, although they can be, but the dreams one dreams of their own life unfolding. What they want their life to be. Not what they necessarily want to be.

I mention manifesting because I find myself at yet another crossroads. It is a t-shaped trisection of opportunities. There is no hurry to make the decision, and it is not a life or death situation, but it is about the rest of my life. The three different opportunities are not important. One step into either and the new life will unfold the story. So what do my dreams tell me? What is it I wish to manifest in my time remaining?

One thing I know for sure is I want to have a love in my life once more, enriched by all the love we each have for life and for each other. Many times I have let love define my life, and I have no regrets about ever doing so. The experiences were always richly rewarding no matter how they ended in order for the next act of life to begin. I always lead with my heart I learned, and so far I have always landed on my feet. Though the heart is often tormented by its nemesis the mind, my heart has proven to be a more reliable compass navigating me through this existence.

The other thing about which I am certain, is my need to retire from writing and maintaining this website for...a while. It may manifest into something else down the road or it may simply end here. In my experience words somehow always seem to resurrect themselves somewhere. I feel as if I am moving more into the feeling and dreaming realms of my life and it is more important that I experience them directly without the thought to record. Writing has been the recording of my thoughts and dreams from the time I wrote my first poem. So this will be the Last Essay of this site. The posting cycle will end on December 31, 2016. The New Year will start without It has been grand sharing thoughts and stories with you. Thank you for your comments and emails of encouragement.

May peace and joy fill your existence......Lead With The Heart ❤️️

Es un placer, siempre.