"We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe.
All we have to do is listen -- feel and sense it with an open heart.
Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times,
it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane.
Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart."
~CJ Heck

"The Key to the Universe is Love, Together in a
Partnership with Awareness."
~Robert Cosmar

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lost Chances: Chuck Lane

Once again, Chuck Lane shares his insightful wisdom with us. Chuck is a poet, writer, and Reiki Master Instructor who joins us from Trenton, Ontario, Canada.

Are we really creatures of habit or do we, in fact, possess the ability to think before we react? Were we not given “free will”? How many times have you left home, gone halfway to work, only to realise that this was not a working day? Or how many times have you driven your car for miles in a certain direction, only to find that you’re going the wrong way?

We tend to get so wrapped up in our daily living that we forget to stop and smell the roses. When will we realise that every moment we let slip away, is truly lost forever? Every time we utter a harsh word to someone and let it pass, without making it right, we risk the chance of losing that chance forever.

As adults, we tend to forget that children are people, too. I wish I had a dime for every time I told a child to get lost or said, "don't bother me now, can’t you see I’m busy?” Maybe that was the time I could have learned something. But the fool that I am, I let it slip past me.

How many times have you ended an argument with a loved one with a hug and an “I love you?” When was the last time you told your children or spouse that you appreciate them and that you were proud of them? How about that unfriendly discussion you had with a friend or neighbour, whose opinion just wasn’t as sensible as yours, and you ended by saying, “You know, maybe you are right, let me think about it.” When was the last time you opened life’s door and let common sense in -- and narrow-mindedness out?

Goaltenders in ice hockey wear thick pads and large gloves to protect themselves from one hundred mile-an-hour pucks. Maybe we, too, should all wear heavy rubber pads to repel our moments of ignorance -- and sticky pads of wisdom to catch those moments of “Enlightenment”.

Our capacity to grow is directly proportional to the openness of our minds!

***Truly words to live by, Chuck. Thank you, once again.
Namaste. CJ

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