Hair on Fire: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.09

Guiding Thought

I am. I am Love. I am kindness. I am filled-full. I have all I seek, for all I seek is within me. Now I can be who I know I am. I share my Self with all and hold nothing back; I give All Love. The Fullness of my Self returns to me as every form, person, situation, circumstance, and event that renews my fullness. I need not worry or think about what may be…my Self Knows, and orders my life for my perfect fulfillment. All I need do is remember my Self…and smile, breathe, and live.

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


Bent Halo

Steve (Meet Steve here.)

I smile, breathe, and live. This guiding thought says it all. There is no seeking required, as I already have all within me. What comes up for me is how precious life is. I cannot experience love and kindness when I am gone. I can only smile while I live. The time is now there is no time like the present.

Here is an excerpt from a little book I wrote called “Closer to God”. It is an irreverent look at my spiritual journey. This chapter is called “My Hair is on Fire”.  I claim no originality of thought here, simply reflections of others that I have read and attempted to understand.

My Hair is on Fire.

This is a scary thought In more ways than one. First, I don’t have that much hair left. Picture someone running down the street, with flames about their head, yelling “my hair is on fire! Help me!”.

Also, the underlying message can be scary too, a wake up call. Various sources of Buddhist teachings use this phrase to remind us of the shortness of life, of the incredible blessing we have been given to experience a human life. Here and then gone, in a blink of an eye. For me, for you, for everyone you know.

There is no time to waste.

 So for today I will smile, breathe, and live. I will appreciate the Fullness of Life.





Yesterday’s flowers I described as “comforting”. Today’s flowers are anything but that. I thought about not sharing them. They are messy and gooey and in disarray; you can barely tell that flowers were the intention. This is much like how I have been feeling today–messy, and in disarray.

Have you ever had an emotional encounter in which you feel like the other person has spewed slime all over you?

That’s the kind of day I had today. I’m still washing slime off.

It actually makes sense that the flowers turned out as they did– “reflection” and all.

I need to go take (another) shower.


If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 09

Day nine, commitment to write: it’s going to be a short writing session. 


2 thoughts on “Hair on Fire: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.09

  1. Susan, I sympathize with you having a messy slimy day.

    And I am so glad you shared your messy flowers. I have so many painting efforts that did not turn out at all, I felt a kindred spirit sharing your “mess”. Thank you so much! It was real.


    • Thanks, Steve. Yeah. Real– That’s the point, right? We all have messy, slimy days. How do each of us get through them? How can we encourage/support each other’s process (without imposition or interference)? ❤


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