After unexpectedly extending my stay in Eugene, OR because I was loving the town and experiences I was having, I finally managed to pull myself away and start driving north to Olympia, WA. As my time to leave approached and my next adventure began, I happened upon several different quotes and new connections, all in the same day, and all with something similar to say...
First, I was browsing through some books at the place I had been, and saw Tom Robbins' book "Villa Incognito." I am a huge fan of Tom Robbins and have previously read this book so I decided to flip to two random pages, and this is what I found --
"Just because you're naked
Doesn't mean you're sexy.
Just because you're cynical
Doesn't mean you're cool.
You may tell the greatest lies
And wear a brilliant disguise
But you can't escape the eyes
Of the one who sees right through you.
In the end what will prevail
So better listen to me, sister,
And pay close attention, mister;
It's very good to play the game,
Amuse the gods, avoid the pain,
But don't trust fortune, don't trust fame,
Your real self doesn't know your name
And in that we're all the same:
We're all incognito."
The next one I happened to flip to...
"...'Just remember, man, that the head bone's connected to the heart bone.'
'You know when I met you, man, you were really in touch with your feelings. That's what turned me on about you, I guess. You were living in your heart. Now, you've packed up your khaki pants and polo shirts and moved into your head...
It's gotta be both, man. It doesn't matter how sensitive you are or how damn smart and educated you are, if you're not both at the same time, if your head and your heart aren't connected, aren't working together harmoniously, well, man, you're just hopping through life on one leg.
You may think you're walking, you may think you're running a damn marathon, but you're only on a hop trip, man. You're a hopper. The connection's gotta be maintained."
Later on in the day, I started reading a newly borrowed book, "The Mastery of Love" by Don Miguel Ruiz (author of "The Four Agreements, which I had previously enjoyed reading). Lately I've been reading several books which have opened my eyes to various ideas of New Age spirituality, Shamanism/Neoshamanism, and esoteric traditions, and the first section I read in this book continued with the theme of today's quotes...
"A Toltec is an artist of Love,
an artist of the Spirit,
someone who is creating every moment,
every second, the most beautiful art --
the Art of Dreaming.
Life is nothing but a dream,
and if we are artists,
then we can create our life with Love,
and our dream becomes
a masterpiece of art."
I pondered all of these as my day drew to an end and I wrote about the things I had been thinking and feeling. I was staying with an airbnb host in Olympia, WA. When we connected on Facebook, I discovered, much to my delight, that her career status was "Queen of My Universe at Living the Self-Employed Dream." Her living the dream includes a website & blog Lisa M. Hayes - Love Whisperer; after some reading, I found that her blog was all about love and genuine happiness, and often her perspectives aligned with mine.
I am extremely grateful for the experiences I've been having and the connections I've been making, fueled by support from the universe, presenting itself in it's own unique ways. Wherever you are, whatever you're loving, hopefully you're seeking your passion, connecting your heart bone to your head bone, and creatively living your dreams! Can you feel the love??