Every week, I create a talk which I deliver at one and sometimes two places. Sometimes I’m a guest speaker at various Centers for Spiritual Living in my area, and every Monday night I do the talk as a prelude to an open discussion. We call these discussions Monday Night Musings, and if you live in the Lake Tahoe, Reno or Carson Valley areas, you are welcome to attend. Every Monday night at 6 PM at A-to-Zen in Carson City. Monday Night Musings are sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Living Carson City and while they are free, love offerings are gratefully accepted. These offerings support the various endeavors of CSL Carson City, which are all in line with the mission of providing spiritual tools to live happier lives. And they are tax deductible!
The process by which I create the talk takes all week. At the beginning of the week, I download the topic outline. Each week’s outline was supplied by a different CSL minister, in a grass roots effort called The Global Vision. What is cool about this is that many Centers all over the world are all following the same topic outlines, so no matter where you go, you will find the same general topic. And the beauty of it is that depending on the minister who is delivering the talk, you will get a different take on the topic! After downloading the outline, I read it, and also read the week’s reading from the Ernest Holmes book Living the Science of Mind. Then I let all that stuff “cook” in my consciousness for a few days. By the time I sit down to write, things usually flow fairly smoothly and out comes a talk!
My take on this topic is life changing. At least it was for me. It reminds me that who I am today, and how I show up in the world today, need not be based on who I was yesterday. It also need not be based on the events of yesterday. This is a powerful way of thinking for those of us who have had unpleasantness occur in our lives. And who hasn’t?
The truth is that we can be limited by basing our current lives on the past, or we can break those bonds and fly free. My choice is to fly free. What is yours?