Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you had only taken a certain path? We often reflect on the past and outcomes that may have been, if we had taken a different course in life. Whether we dwell on them or Revel in the ideas…they will define our future.
Dwelling on the past we remain there…in the past…looking to the past. Allowing these ideas to grow into gratitude for where we currently are in life… we have a brighter future.
This next story about man building an empire, only to find nothing…
There was a man, for the sake of this story we shall call him Bill, who wanted to make a big name for himself. He wanted to leave his mark. After much building of a massive empire, Bill found himself lost.
At the age of twenty-three, Bill decided to open a business. He was a home-brewer by hobby, but soon became a micro-brewery owner. He built his company around his beer and the marketing took off on its own. In ten short years, Bill was one of the top micro-brewers in the country. He began expanding brewery locations, across the country. By doing so, his profits climbed exponentially and he began to rub elbows with the one percent. Bill had multiple residencies and numerous yachts parked across the shores of our country.
One day, Bill decided to take his yacht, out of the Ports of West Palm beach, and go to the tropical islands. Half way their…something hit him. He realized that he was alone and still felt empty inside. This void could not be filled by the money coming in. Instead, he needed to dig deep within to find true happiness.
Bill counts the many automobiles in his collection, but realizes that he only has one butt to sit upon. Taking more than he needs, he realizes that it is time to give it all away. Wishing he made more in life, he set out to build his empire…only to be left out at sea…alone.
At the moment of his despair, he collapsed in prayer…with closed eyes. Praying for a more suitable life, giving back to humanity instead of taking. Opening his eyes…he was in a quiet town of Massachusetts; He was now married with two children, working a humble job. Answering his prayers, Bill receives a second chance…He finds His Way. Was this a dream? or was this a glimpse of where he would have been had he taken a given path? Bill now observes his current life and he feels whole once again.
Bill reflects back on the past, not with despair of what it could have been, but with gratitude of who he has become. Living a humble life…he is made whole. He is Love, he is Loving…he is on purpose. Knowing what Bill knows…he begins doing what he loves to do…serving others.
Establishing a center of hope, he has opened a doorway for others who have lost their way. Offering counseling, spiritual guidance and connecting people with others who have found their way. With not one ounce of regret in his being, only gratitude, he gives thanks for the many opportunities.
Over the next several years Bill established “Center for Hope” in all major metropolitan cities across America, helping even more pilgrims who have lost their way. Bill could have taken a path for self-gratification and been left feeling empty or he could have followed his heart…filling it the core. Gladly he chose the latter and gave everything away…only to receive far more than he imagine…wealth beyond this world!
When we follow our hearts, in whatever avenues, we will assuredly receive everything we need to complete the task. Occasionally times change within our own lives and our passions change…we must regroup, prepare for change. Regrouping we come to a place of Love…allowing our path to follow that which we Love to do…assuredly we will stay the course. The story of Bill is like many others in this world…we vicariously live our lives without thinking about what is important and come to a place of emptiness. Reflecting on our lives, we instantly align ourselves with a higher purpose. Bill had the opportunity to become a successful Brewmaster, but holds no regrets. If he would have taken that smaller opportunity, he would have missed out a golden opportunity…service to humanity. If he had taken the path of Brewmaster, he may found a successful life…but would he have found happiness?
With gratitude in our hearts, we attract more to be grateful for.~Ani Po
Stepping into the Canvas with Love in our hearts. With Love as our guide, we arrive exactly on time, when we are needed, and sharing The Way with others who have or have not found their Way. It is in Love we are linked with a Syncrosensational Life, it is Love that leads us Home.
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