You Are Here

We are always at that point on the map of our lives that says, “You Are Here.” No matter how rugged or smooth the terrain, how twisted or straight the path, how difficult or easy the steps, we are always right we we are, always at the tip of that arrow of orientation. And we always start from here and now. No matter what our circumstances or what concerns we bring to our world, we always have this moment. When we use the present as our launchpad, we find there is more than enough in life for all our desires.

Unless we are truly impoverished or truly oppressed, It is only our lacking mind that blunders, that finds fault, and that falls prey to victimization, blaming the world for the world we occupy. We live like royalty while we clothe our hearts and minds in rags. Toss them aside. Don a dream coat, stitched from the colors of our lives — the sunshine yellows of happy days and deep blues of sad ones, the garden greens of growth and the burnt browns of loss, the metallic grey of loneliness and bright red blossoms of love —  and wear the wonder of this life with pride, taking the next step knowing we will land again in another now, complete in itself, with more than enough for all our desires and then onward, one step at a time, walking boldly into our dreams. 


© Nick LeForce
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 another photo in my reflections series-- that's me reflected in the window of a travel shop in wollongong, NSW, Australia.

another photo in my reflections series-- that's me reflected in the window of a travel shop in wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Writing prompt (Start with the following step sentence and free write for 10 minutes): I look at the map of my life, where it says "you are here," and I notice that I am...

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