Day 166: Welcome Life

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I came across this list I wrote over a year ago, in 2011.

In This Way I Shall Live

Recognize power is not in money but in the perception and energy granted to the illusion of money.

Explore avenues and options, and discard thoughts that are built on foundations of hopelessness and failure.

Acknowledge the limitless of the universe within.

Welcome abundance into life.

Confront feelings of “being nice.” Discover what “being nice” has meant, what it has brought, and what it has cost. Replace “being nice” with “living authentically.”

Honor true feelings and opinions without judgment of self.

Release the need to be anything to anyone.

Understand and embrace inner potential.

Prioritize what is most vital, including health, clean environment, communication, fun, and gratitude.

Welcome order into life.

Partake in a health cleanse to detoxify the body, mind and spirit.

Continue cleanse day-by-day based on individual needs and desires, and not balanced against the outcomes of others.

Pay attention to what is put into the mouth, where food comes from, who provides the food and at what cost to society and the environment the food is made.

Welcome clean healthy food into life.

Be gentle with self.

Welcome accomplishment into life.

Release the need to contribute.

Pamper the self.

Give back to the giver.

Give by receiving thankfully and fully, without excuse or diminishment of the experience.

Allow others to love the beauty carried within.

Believe in the worth of the glorious embodied spirit of love that resides within.

Reach not for answers.

Relax in just being and knowing essentially all is enough.

Welcome nurturing into life.

Sacrifice for growth. To break through spiritual blockages make a sacrifice through spoken word, written word, or other form of creation.

Take a risk to honor the self.

Speak up.

Claim the right to be heard.

Speak for self and self alone, not dependent upon outcome or response.

Honor the self enough to give voice to passion and need.

Replace silence with truth.

Welcome growth into life.

Let go.

Release anyone, everything, anything, any thought, any memory, any worry, and any entity taking energy from spirit.

Release and know that in releasing in return there is increased compassion and love.

Replace anger, resentment, regret, bitterness, and blame with increased empathy, patience, love, and forgiveness.

Forgive and then forgive again. Make forgiveness an every moment process. Awake and forgive. And awake and forgive again.

Welcome freedom into life.

Let loose the pattern of looking for infractions, wrongs, and imperfection.

Notice the limitless beauty in imperfection.

Know if this was to be the last day of breath, the day will have been spent in thankfulness.

Welcome life.

Forest in Great Northwest
Washington
Photos by Sam Craft
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28 thoughts on “Day 166: Welcome Life

    1. Thank you. I hadn’t even noticed that line….wow….now I have to think about that. So glad you liked this line….I think I do, too. Thank you for the support. On vacation, but hope to get back to all my reader’s blogs super soon. 🙂 Sam

  1. Here Here~! Love this list and the way you ended it with, “Know if this was to be the last day of breath, the day will have been spent in thankfulness”…Welcome life~! Just Perfect~ Gratitude is the Opener of the way and my only prayer these daze seems to be Thank you for All of it~!

  2. I love this post Sam!! It is absolutely wonderful. Many of the items you have listed I try to do each day. Some days it’s easier than others. I particularly love the statement about being “nice” and a preference for being authentic. I love that. Did you know that one of the root meanings for the word “nice” is foolish? I much prefer being my authenitic self than being foolish. Thank you so much for sharing another fantastic list of life changing information. This is the stuff of life and it’s very good for the soul.

    I love the pictures too, just get the heebeegeebies when I think about standing out there in all that greenery and moist earth, but of course I would, I have difficulties walking on grass:-)

    Thank you for sharing my friend.

    1. hehe about moist earth. Do NOT move to Washington if you do not care for moist earth. lol 🙂
      Thank you for your lovely and inspiring comment. You are so precious and kind. I am certain you do have your own list. That is evident in your kind, open and honest nature. I did not know about foolish root….but makes sense, now doesn’t it. 🙂 Glad you liked the photos. I really liked the stump. Looks like a smiling man in an elf forest to me. Hugs and love. Missed you. xoxo Sam

      1. You are so right Sam. I don’t need to be where there is moist earth all around, LOL. I’ll stay right here where it is dry and the grass is crispy, that’s the only way I can tolerate walking on unpaved ground. I don’t like walking on rocks either. Sand…now that’s good for walking:-)

        Hmmm, the stump picture is quite interesting. May I use parts of this picture for a future drawing?

        Hugs and love to you too, Sam 🙂 Missed you much. I also missed reading your posts. xoxo Jackie

  3. Such an awesome post Sam. Thank you for sharing. I loved it all – these lines especially,

    “Release anyone, everything, anything, any thought, any memory, any worry, and any entity taking energy from spirit.
    Release and know that in releasing in return there is increased compassion and love.
    Replace anger, resentment, regret, bitterness, and blame with increased empathy, patience, love, and forgiveness.
    Forgive and then forgive again. Make forgiveness an every moment process. Awake and forgive. And awake and forgive again.
    Welcome freedom into life.”

    But really whole thing (just can’t repost it 🙂

    Having rough time today – but this helped some !~ much gratitude my sea sister, RL

    1. So sorry to hear you had a rough day!!!! Huge, huge hugs…..I’m feeling a bit icky myself…but considering all the driving, allergies, and lack of sleep, I’m doing very well. I look forward to returning home, so I can chat more with you. You are such a dear and special person. Thank you for your support and kindness. 🙂 Sam

    1. Nice to hear…..eye openers….sigh…..I get a lot of those in my life. Yay, hands clapping, glad you liked the photos…..I love the trees and nature in Northwest…so very much. Hugs, Sam 🙂

  4. Lovely post.. love the photos and love your list… makes one think about yourself and how half the list is pertinent to me… printing this to put on my wall…

  5. Very thoughtful wisdom Sam. I feel like i am listening to an ancient spiritual teacher. Well done. Love you soul sister.
    ~Maya

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