Bravely Facing Life: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.05

Guiding Thought

My Purpose is to awaken to the Truth within me and share it. The Truth within me–My Inner Divine Mind–flows constantly and purely. As I go deeper in my awareness, the current of this flow broadens, strengthens, and brightens. It fills me and pours forth. This is my Source, the Source of all my good, all my happiness, and all my abundance. I awaken to my Inner Divine Mind and invite it to express Itself as every person and event that will increase my awareness of it.

The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey will be found here.


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Steve (Meet Steve here.)

I am conflicted today on how to respond to this guiding thought. The Truth flows from my Inner Divine Mind. All goodness and happiness. So says the guiding thought for today.

Two hours ago I heard about the first coronavirus death in the US. Here in our hometown area. And another 50 people at a local life care center are being quarantined. In both cases, there were no known travel to/from foreign countries involved.

The truth is, it scares me. I heard we have a testing center in this area. They can test up to 200 people per day. That does not sound like a lot of capacity to me, given we live in a county of 2.3 million people. So what do I do with these feelings of fear and concern?  Is the person’s death the truth with a little “t”?

I went for a walk to sort out my feelings and thoughts. Is there anything we can do at this time to protect ourselves, or to change the situation? No. So that tells me to let the worries go. Focus on the current moment, moment by moment.

I do believe the Truth within me comes from our inner Divine Mind. But how do I act, how do I respond to a pandemic situation, with potentially more deaths? I do not wish to overreact. The situation will probably get worse before it gets better.

It’s not just a general anxiety. We have a friend who is a bus driver for our county bus lines. Crowded environments are potentially high risk. How do we isolate and protect our best friends?

I know we will deal with whatever comes up. Stay centered. Remember our practices. Take appropriate actions as needed. We will get through this. But death comes from Truth with a capital “T”. It is sobering to be reminded of that.

I don’t wish to close on such a serious note. But I felt bound to tell the truth for me, as I experience it today. Not to dwell on fear, but simply to acknowledge it.

My dearest friend Mary reminded me that we always have two choices on how to respond, love or fear. I choose Love.





If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 05

Day five, commitment to write: check, done.


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