An Empty Cup Can Be Filled: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.07

I owe Steve, and all of you, an apology. I did not get this day (day 7) posted yesterday. My apologies. Life happens. That doesn’t mean the Journey stops, it just means the schedule gets thrown off a bit.

Guiding Thought

Of myself I am nothing, yet in union with my Inner Divine Mind, through my own Loving Presence, I am everything and have everything. As I infuse my consciousness with Knowledge of my Inner Divine Mind, my activity expresses this Union and I experience life. I breathe in this life. I smile with Joy and gratitude, and I affirm: I LIVE.

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


Bent Halo

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

The Buddha walked into a pizza parlor, and ordered a pizza. He said “make me one with everything”.  Ha.

Big mind, Buddha nature, Inner Divine Mind all attempt to describe the indescribable. And yet sometimes words are all I have to communicate with. When I am in touch with my Divine Mind, there is nothing that I lack, nothing that I want, I already have everything, I am ready for anything. Life is perfect as it is.

Goodness is our original nature. Buddhists say we exist before we are born. I like the term beginners mind, sometimes referred to as a void or blankness, where all things are possible. “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”. (Shunryu Suzuki, from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind).  Beginner’s mind is limitless and ready for anything. It is this purity that allows me to experience life, as it is. An empty cup can be filled, a full cup cannot. Thus I let go of pre-conceived notions of how life should be, and allow my Divine Mind to express through my activities in this world.

I let go of attachments to myself, and this allows me to affirm: I LIVE.




Yesterday I was asked, “If you’ve done Journey of Purpose 3 or 4 times already, and you’ve ‘found your purpose’, why are you doing it again?”

My response was philosophical: Heraclitus said “A man never steps into the same river twice”. In other words, everyone changes, as does the metaphorical river. No person or situation is ever the same as it has been in the past (even though our minds may tell us otherwise), so each Journey is always different, as I bring new “me” and new experiences to it.

A different answer is: I am always coming closer to my real purpose, my Divine Purpose. I may understand my purpose, but I have to live it, as my Divine Self. Until I am 100% in the flow of allowing my Inner Divine Self to come through me as me, I have more to do (and, since Divine Energy is infinite, there is always more to “do”). Doing Journey of Purpose repeatedly, helps me to refine my purpose, as well as to anchor me in how I express that in my daily life (for example, even though I’ve done Purpose before, this is the first time I am applying it to a specific area, namely writing books.)


If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 07

Day seven, commitment to write: done. 


2 thoughts on “An Empty Cup Can Be Filled: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.07

  1. You never step into the same river twice. So true.

    Doing the same journey over and over is not the same journey. Your comments gave me insight and more appreciation for painting your familiar blue flowers over and over again. Very Zen.


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