Trust your Self in the Here and Now: Journey of Purpose – 03.02.39

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 may be found here.


Steve (Meet Steve here.)

Bent Halo



Open to the present moment. That is key to not worrying about what may be. Focus on the now, All I need is within me, at the center of my Self. When I am present, I can experience the Love and kindness within me, and can share my Self with all. As Ram Dass so famously said, “Be Here Now”.

When my mind wanders into the future, it fills with “what ifs”, most of them of the worrisome sort. Fear of the future, regrets in the past. Happiness can be there too, but true happiness is found only in the now, moment by moment. When I remember my Self, I am home, I am fulfilled, I am One. (Not a numerical one). One with Wholeness, one with the Divine Mind, one with the universe.

Sometimes this all sounds like BS to me. I wonder what that means. Perhaps it is my ego, clinging to duality, insisting on the universe being composed of “I” and “not-I”. I am me, and you are you, and never the twain shall meet. Perhaps this is my critic, saying how dare I suggest I know the One, the Divine Mind. Little ol’ me, trying to sound like I know something.  Who dares?




Mother Earth groans and groans

Cement and Pavement weighing down

Acres covered weighing down

Mother Earth shrugs

Crack appears

Seedling Grows

A touch of Green

A growing thing

A weed pushes up – how dare it?

A plastic bag and Styrofoam

Float by on the wind, concrete toppings

Another weed shoots up a crack

How dares it?

Something blooms beneath the sand

Breathing, growing a lone delight.

Acres of pavement, weighing down

A speck of green – growing up

How defiant!

~Sgw 06/30/12


Sitting on the steps outside a tavern, looking at all the pavement and cement everywhere. The only thing growing was a weed, growing through a crack. Somehow, I related to that weed, growing, stretching to the sky, despite all efforts to keep it down.

I smile, I breathe, I live!



This phrase struck me today, “my Self Knows, and orders my life for my perfect fulfillment”.

This morning, my partner brought to my attention that this is one of the least (if not the least) intense Journeys I’ve ever done: I’ve been relaxed, just painting, not thinking too much, enjoying.

And this is Journey of Purpose.

Maybe, just maybe, my Self Knows that what I have needed to do to fulfill my purpose is to relax, enjoy, and not think too much.



If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 39.  


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