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52 Weeks of InfiniteFulfillment: Week 30 – Different From Usual

‘A child sees everything, looks straight at it, examines it, without any preconceived idea; most people, after they are about eleven or twelve, quite lose this power, they see everything through a few preconceived ideas which hang like a veil between them and the outer world’….. The Letters of Olive Schreiner

The magic of what is quintessential me and quintessential you makes possible the innocence of childhood and youth. That which is the quintessence of each one of us calls us to our power.  This power is our capacity to take a fresh look at what is before us and inside us.  If it doesn’t invite us to choose differently from what environment and circumstances have always had us choose, at the very least, it demands our awareness of the options we take.  It pushes or entices us to pause and notice that which is the catalyst for what and how we are seeing everything.

Is our own mind or someone else’s instigating our perspective?  Are our choices driven by habit and routine or inspired by possibility and anticipation?  Is the thought we give to options derived from a place within our being or influenced by outside opinions and impressions?

Do we act blindly, unconsciously same old, same old…. or is there space opening for waking up to something different?

This week’s question to live – our living question – asks us to consider the power of our perception before we were “eleven or twelve” years old:

What is ‘un-usual’?

One Response to “52 Weeks of InfiniteFulfillment: Week 30 – Different From Usual”

  1. Bobbie says:

    I really like this question because it makes us think about what is same old, same old. But, once we know that it doesn’t have to be like that, we are choosing to perpetuate old patterns or not. Granted our ego, as has been mentioned in previous posts, will have a field day, but opening up a space for something new and different is mighty enticing from where I’m sitting. One of my “usual” comments is about people being 12 years old and it makes me curious about the significance of that.

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