How to Know You Have Arrived

There many lists out there telling us when we have arrived, or when we know we have accomplished our to do list. There are books about it.  But really, how do you know?  To b=me it is rather simple.  You know because you are in a happy and calm place.

I don’t mean what you present to the outside world, I mean what is there on the inside.  What the inner conversations you have are saying. When it is quiet and dark and still at night, and there is no place to hide…what do those moments feel like?  And in this world of bigger, faster and richer is always better, how can we quiet our inner world enough to tell?

When, in those still moments, where the heart meets the soul. you feel at peace, then you have arrived.  You have lived and accomplished what you needed to do.  And this is where I am.  I am at peace with life, at peace with all the past, and at peace with who and what I am.  And it feels good.

So I may not write as much as I usually do.  Because I am enjoying life.  Because I am laughing and loving and smiling.  And that is how you know you have arrived. That is how you know you are where you are supposed to be. because someone will always be richer, more accomplished, skinnier, or better looking than you. And that is OK.  Knowing who you are and being comfortable in your own skin means you are in competition with no one. And that is priceless.

When Your Past Catches up with you

Many times we are surprised when the things we have done in the past are suddenly brought to the present.  No matter what we do, or who we are, our past eventually catches up to us.  And that was the case this week.

It was several years ago that I got a call from a fellow acting friend.  they needed someone for a shoot the next day and he wanted to know f I could do it.  I said yes.  It was for a re-enactment on the show It’s Supernatural about a man who had cancer but was healed by God.  This topic was very personal to me at the time, because the same thing had happened to my mother.  Her stage 4 ovarian cancer had been in remission for several years.

It was nothing big, just a small part on the show, but it was a lot of fun.  The crew was wonderful and professional. The whole experience was wonderful.  Everyone was so kind and enjoyed what they did.  Everyone on that shoot was happy. The crew loved shooting the show an hearing about all the miracles.  There was laughter and good food and good stories.

I never watched the episode.  Soon the experience became a fond memory and good story.  Until a few nights ago when it was brought to my attention that I was in the show during an interview with the man who was the subject of that episode.

I was blessed to be a part of that episode, blessed to be a part of the production and blessed for the miracle that I have seen. And what a wonderful reminder of a great day.

Here is the link for the interview.  I can be seen a little after the 7 minute mark, with short hair.  Your past catching up with you doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Live life in a way that it is a good visit when either the past or Karma come back around.

Here is the episode: