Writing - A Journey of Creative Ideas

"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
Anais Nin

Writing is a journey in many ways. A journey of overcoming doubts and fears about writing and publishing, about your reasons and goals for writing, about achievement and rewards of persistence, and about letting creative ideas flow. It is a journey about letting your voice speak for something that you are passionate about. It is a journey of helping others by telling stories, either fiction or non-fiction.

It may be a personal journal. Journaling allows for the expression in words of feelings, thoughts, experiences, and challenges in a way that releases it from inside you onto a page. You may never reread it after writing it. It is for the process of writing itself, not for anyone else to see, unless you create a poem or something that you want to share elsewhere.

I have gratitude for the part of my writing journey that included "Morning Pages," a writing practice developed by Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way.

"The heart of creativity is an experience of the mystical union; the heart of the mystical union is an experience of creativity. Those who speak in spiritual terms routinely refer to God as the creator but seldom see creator as the literal term for artist. I suggest that you take the term creator quite literally. You are seeking to forge a creative alliance, artist-to-artist with the Great Creator. Accepting this concept can geatly expand your creative possibilities." - Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way

"Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, a stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages* –they are not high art. They are not even "writing." They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page...and then do three more pages tomorrow." – Julia Cameron

Try the morning pages if this idea resonates with you. Check out Julia Cameron's website for support. You could use this process to write about gratitude every morning. It might be easy to fill up three pages. The stream-of-consciousness approach is very empowering. Imagine writing and not caring what comes out, with no concern for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, or choice of words. You write whatever comes into your mind as fast as you can and just let it flow. The experience can be very liberating for anyone on different levels.

When I wrote my first book, 333 Keywords to Change Your Life, I had it structured so that I only needed to focus on one keyword at a time. Each one had a quote, a description, an affirmation, a one-minute meditation, and several questions to reflect on that keyword and how the definition of it helps to create positive changes in life.

Of course, one of the keywords in the book is Writing, and I have sincere gratitude for being inspired to write. The following are excerpts from the page on the keyword Writing.

"We are guided, motivated, inspired, or invited to write, even if it is a private journal with our private thoughts. It can be therapeutic, healing, and transformational."

"Writing is a journey that I love to explore while living in the mystery and the question."

"What types of benefits can happen by writing my story and my thoughts about life? How can writing increase my ability to help others learn and improve their experience? Why is the keyword "writing" important for consciously creating positive changes in my life?"- Brown, David Lawrence. 333 Keywords to Change Your Life (p. 498). David Lawrence Brown. Kindle Edition.

I have deep gratitude for the gift of writing. I finally had a breakthrough in my life after age sixty, in which writing just started to flow with inspiration. I also have gratitude for overcoming the resistance to writing that has happened in the past and can happen at any time.

Here's an example of resistance at work:

It just isn't the right time. Who's going to read it anyway? Why spend the energy? I just don't feel inspired at the moment, ok? I'm tired. I have other things I need to do. It's just not flowing. So what?

Then I become conscious of this resistance and decide that I am going to write anyway, no matter what. I will be a word warrior if need be, and just start writing, not caring what happens. Just to overcome the excuses, the reasons, and the feelings why I should not write in this or that moment. Then as I start to write, it just starts moving the energy. It may "take on a life of its own". I write when I was not planning on it. I also don't write when I planned to at any time of day or night. I wrote more in this paragraph after I had written five more below. I decided to add roses to this chapter as a symbol of my love of writing.

Sometimes there is just a stream of consciousness about writing: when, how, what, etc.

I have started novels in past years only to abandon the project and move on to something else. One book was in progress for about a year or more, and I lost the entire document by not having a backup when my laptop crashed. When I finished the book 333 Keywords to Change Your Life, it was a combination of writing what I need to know and a commitment to discipline myself to write every day, even if it was one page for one keyword in the book. About a month after completing and publishing the book (January 2017), I started writing inspirational blogs, I have written about one blog every two weeks. After a year, I published another book, "The Ancient Redwoods Spoke to Me," that is a compilation of my first year of inspirational blogs. The title is based on an actual blog, which can be found here >.

The Ancient Redwoods Spoke to Me
I usually have several blogs that are in process or draft form, and work on them at different times. Then one seems to "stand out" and is ready to edit then publish. I review it and have others look at it for their feedback. My main focus or underlying theme for my inspirational blogs is - can you guess? - inspiration. I have another blog titled Likes, Tweets, and SEO, which is marketing oriented and has had over 100,000 views in the past six years or so that I have been writing it. Yet I still have doubts sometimes about being a writer. I don't write a lot every day or "do the work" as described in Steven Pressfield's book "Turning Pro".  I have given up on the idea of selling tons of books. There are just so many out there. I'm grateful for the gift of writing and if it can make a difference in people's lives.

Is writing for inspiration, either for yourself, such as journaling, or for others, a challenge? The answer will vary between individuals, and within each person as challenges can appear at any time when we want to write.

With my own writing, it varies as the challenge may take on different forms. Deciding on when to write, what to write about, what to say, letting things flow versus overthinking a bit, and letting go of the outcome are all challenges. The creative process sometimes takes on a "life of its own", right? We can't control how Spirit wants to move through us, or when an inspiring idea comes up, or what words may stream though our mind next. This is the beauty of inspired writing for me, that inspiration seems to be the basis, and the foundation for whatever the topic is that comes up.

Sometimes just starting to write is the biggest challenge, and once you start, you have overcome that challenge, and words may start to flow. The challenge is to start, even when you do not feel like starting. Like a subtle test, by starting, you have passed the test and are ready to receive whatever words start flowing into your mind and heart. The morning pages are an excellent way to get started. You might be surprised at what happens if you try them.

I received the idea of writing about inspirational topics in 2016. It simmered like slow cooking soup until I decided to start. I stopped after the next sentence, then started again another morning. So do I write for inspiration? Or from inspiration? To hopefully inspire others? Yet not be attached to the outcome? Writing is a joy, even with the challenges. It has enriched my life experience as I always wanted to write more than I did through the years. Now it seems to be flowing, and for that, I have a ton of gratitude.

Let's explore some reasons or ideas why I think that writing for inspiration can be a rewarding process, and why it may seem to be a challenge in various ways.

Writing can be rewarding to see how words will come to you in ways you did not expect. It can be rewarding to overcome challenges or obstacles or writer's block. It is a joy when you get positive feedback, and when the writing enhances another person's perspectives or opens up new ideas.

Even without receiving feedback, your written words are created for a purpose, the full extent of which we may never know. One year after you have written something, someone may read it and have an insight or new realization that changes their life. It is the mystery of life, and writing that we do not know all the subtle effects and things that go on behind the scenes, and for me, that is in itself very inspiring.

Writing for inspiration can be a challenge, as well as writing from inspiration. When we turn it over to the creative Spirit within, maybe the Muse, our heart and intuition, or all of the above and more, then we can truly celebrate how words can have an inspirational effect on us, whether we are writing or reading.
When it starts to flow, it is not a challenge. The challenge seems to come from our resistance to letting it flow, or doubts about what words will come, or whether they will be the rights ones, and many more reasons. An interesting exercise is to write about all the reasons that are coming up and that are "holding you back" from writing. Would writing about them cause them to dissipate, even disappear, giving the confidence that maybe your ability to start a creative flow is more powerful than your resistance? Overcoming the challenge of resistance is like a small battle won in the greater "War of Art" so well described in Steven Pressfield's book The War of Art.

The process of writing can be a reflection of life, your insights, and experiences, wisdom, and breakthroughs, as well as your dark moments, challenges, fears, and loves. For me, inspiration is the keyword that motivates me to write, enhances my life, and allows me to give my gifts of writing to the world. I welcome both the challenges as well as the rewards of writing. In gratitude and love, I acknowledge the Divine Spirit that is my source of inspiration.


How to Survive 2020

2020 is Going to Rock Your Gypsy Soul. 

Rocking your gypsy soul can mean a lot of things.

A woman enjoying a cigar in 2020.. Copyright - A licensed photo from Adobe Stock.- Full story >

"I wanna rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
Then magnificently we will float
Into the mystic" - Van Morrison, "Into the Mystic"

In case you are concerned about 2020 to the point where your dreams are different when you finally get to sleep, your meds are no longer working, you've been diagnosed with election year disorder, and you begin to suffer from PTSD ("Pre-traumatic stress disorder"), then here are some ideas:

Life goes on, and there is a lot more to life than politics. Okay? I said it and will probably get banned from some social media networks forever. 

Maybe that's not good enough. Saying it is one thing. Doing it or feeling it is another. We are a culture of spectator sports. Do we need to be bombarded by the media with the next crisis in the "situation room", the "crisis center" and the hotline of inside views of what really is going on? Is this hitting home? How does this affect our mental health? Here's what some experts say:

"You cannot control how the campaign season will go or how long it lasts, but you can control how much of it you take in and how it affects your mental health. Much like how you wouldn't get up from your couch and try to run a marathon tomorrow, mental health specialists and campaign veterans say you need to start preparing yourself now if you plan to get through this without throwing your phone and then yourself into the nearest toilet. Yes, professional runners out there (journalists, politicians, and other sadistic wonks) will always seem more prepared than you. "
- Lifehacker.com

10 Survival Tactics Ideas That May Help Maintain Sanity in 2020

1) Make a commitment to yourself of how you want to experience the news of 2020.
(and how you want to experience life in 2020.)

You can accept it all, be impartial, be entertained, or be deeply affected. You can continue to be angry, frustrated, sad, confused, overwhelmed, and vindictive. Or you can commit to changing how you process information received. You choose what sources and types of information you want to receive. It is not a legal requirement that you watch CNN, FOX, or cable news every day or at all. You can choose not to watch cable tv. If you can control how you respond to the news and life, then you have made a big step in surviving the year. 

2) Stay in the "eye of the hurricane." 

We can decide to live our daily lives as if we are in the "eye of a hurricane" - that still, peaceful center where there are no turbulent winds. In 2020, there may be stormy winds. It might be easy to get knocked into the winds, yet you can always come back to the center. (Another blog from 2016 uses this metaphor : 

3) Inspiration - it may not seem of interest or be relevant for some people. For others, it may be the key to surviving and thriving in 2020.

 Inspiration is what can help keep us sane, happy, balanced, centered, and still loving life in the midst of a "hurricane". It might take some work to be inspired all of the time. Ask the Divine Spirit, and you may be surprised at the answer. We can be empowered, energized, and motivated, as well as inspired in 2020. We can soar like eagles and fly into the mystic. Get inspired then help others in different ways.

4) Proactive vs Reactive - If you are against something with anger, frustration, fear, anxiety, and sadness, then try being the opposite in your approach to the way things are. 

Be for something instead of against something. It just might change the subtle energy and your biochemistry. Stress hormones can go away. Don't buy into someone else's agenda, or issues, or anger, etc. Sacred activism is unifying, not divisive, loving, not fearful, compassionate, and not violent. I love the vibe.

5) Meditation and Daily Routines

Seriously. Create the time and sacred space and treat yourself to 20-30 minutes of a peaceful, relaxing meditation experience daily. Early mornings seem to work best. Afternoons can be nice also if there is silence with no distractions. It's like a daily retreat. It may be the most important thing that you can do in 2020. Yoga is amazing also.
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Can daily routines help? We all have our preferences. For some, meditation and other spiritual practices keep them centered. Also physical exercise, breathing deeply, hydration, and eating healthy food are choices. Smoke cigars or anything else if that works for you. 

6) Think iceberg. 

We may only be presented with the surface of the information that we receive and that no matter how deep we go in trying to understand the reality and truth of something there may be more depth beyond our reach. 

7) Be open to all possibilities, reality checks as well as laughter, and fun. 

8) Read positive, inspirational books, blogs, posts, or book reviews

Stay motivated to keep an ongoing faith and strength in your own power and ability to remain calm. Avoid the negative news, negative Facebook posts, negative humor. 

9) Get Support - from friends or groups or professional help to overcome any resistance or reaction to what is happening or not happening in 2020. Some are "cleaning house" with their circle of friends. Sometimes its only one or a few close friends that makes a big difference. Facebook "friends" expands the idea of friendship as being a connection through social media, even though there may not be any one-to-one communication or contact. I'm okay with that. It's like the iceberg concept. Some are on the surface and others have much more depth. It is what it is. "Let it Be" (Beatles song).

Gaining deeper knowledge about the dynamics of the "bigger picture" is very helpful. 

As an example, the astrology forecasts of 2020 are uncanny. There is a "Capricorn stellium" that has profound long reaching effects. Saturn joins with Pluto exact in January 2020. Jupiter is also there. This configuration has not happened for three hundred years. If you think Mercury retrograde is a challenge, then being prepared for this collective life-changing stellium can be helpful for your sanity. Check it out on Google or consider consulting a professional astrologer that can give you perspective on a larger scale as well as how your own personal horoscope is affected. (I recommend an excellent astrologer that I have used for years - Dale O'Brien - email : chironguy@pacinfo.com )

10) Escape
Escape from the chaos, the insanity, the culture shock, or whatever is causing your life to be unhappy. Escape can be anything from meditation to travel, to movies, books, or other entertainment. Some choose to move to a different country and become ex-pats. We are free to choose what content we experience or participate in to a large extent. We can fly with a natural high. We can laugh and love and dance in our blood. We can be mindful of these fleeting moments, and let them go if they do not resonate, and keep them as memories if they do. 

2020 is going to rock your gypsy soul. 
"Let your soul and spirit fly Into the mystic."
- Van Morrison

 David Lawrence Brown is a
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Santa's Secrets Revealed

There are some secrets of Santa Claus that are finally being revealed during this holiday season. You most likely had not heard of them before, as they were highly classified and kept at the North Pole locked in a vault. These are not related directly to the known facts about Santa Claus working with elves, having flying reindeer, climbing down chimneys, and delivering gifts on Christmas Eve. However, in some ways, they are related to everything else in the universe.

These secrets are mainly about how Santa lives during the offseason when he is not delivering gifts. 

Secrets # 1 

Santa is known for smoking a pipe but also likes cigars and red wine. Cabernet is his favorite, but also a hearty Bordeaux can be found in his wine cellar. He especially likes Christmas Jazz and listens to it year-round even during Christmas Eve on his sleigh with headphones. The list is long and some of his favorites include Michael BublĂ© - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi, especially the songs Skating and the famous one Linus and Lucy. Other favorite Christmas jazz oldies include "Here Comes Santa" by Ramsey Lewis, and "Jingle Bells" by Duke Ellington& Orchestra.
He loves the Tonight Show and has been a fan from the beginning from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon. Stephen Colbert is also a favorite. Santa is a Superbowl fan, but his favorite team is still a secret. 

Secrets # 2

Santa is actually more than a Saint Nick. He and his wife are both Shamans, mystics, priests, and healers who are equally the sacred masculine and feminine of the Great Spirit, the Giver of Life, the Eternal One beyond all names and religions. They are celebrated throughout the universe as well as on Earth and have a large following in celestial social media. They have many names and sometimes like to walk among us incognito. Their conversations usually cause people to smile and laugh. They especially like to visit those who are suffering, handicapped, hospitalized, or close to passing into the next life of the spirit. 

Secrets # 3 

Santa has a unique spark of light that he gives to all of the children in the world. These sparks transcend culture, religion, beliefs of the parents, and quantum physics. When the sparks go out, he lights them again. During the Christmas season, he gives extra sparks of light to those children in need. These sparks of light are full of love, and every child receives them. Some children can see them. Others can feel them in their hearts. They glow and have a unique energy that can only come from Santa and his wife as a special gift. 

The Spirit of Santa can be found everywhere. Even in the most unexpected places. Santa's wife is also a muse. In addition to joining with him to deliver sparks and gifts throughout the universe, she inspires Christmas songs, especially Christmas jazz. 

Secret # 4 

There is a bit of the spirit of Santa Claus in all of us. During this season, it can come alive and take on a life of its own. Our inner child has that unique spark of light.
Can you feel it?

The Mystery of Time

Imagine one thousand years from now what life will be like.

How will time be managed? Will the experience of time be different? What will be the relationship between consciousness and time? Where will our consciousness and spirit be at that time? 

Time is both a mystery and a known fact. 

 Time is one of those precious gifts and also something that we cannot change. Those seconds and minutes keep going, and we choose how we use the time or let the time fly by. It's a collective experience to waste time, or optimize the time, or save time, or experience the effects of time in different ways with aging and memories.

How time shows up in our life can be a mystery.

I have consistently seen the number 333 at various times in my life for many years. In particular, sometimes I still wake up in the middle of the night and check the time, and I am not surprised anymore when it is exactly 3:33am! Seeing this number has also happened many times in the day. People have also shared with me how they see certain numbers all of the time such as 11:11, 444, 111, and other combinations.

 Time is fascinating as it applies to astronomy and even astrology.

The ancient Mayans had a calendar system that was 1/13000th accuracy of the Gregorian calendar without using scientific instruments. Imagine that. Calculating thousands of years of astronomical events with exact timing. Astrology is based on the exact timing of astronomical positions of planets and the Sun. The potential for human behavior being influenced under various short and longer-term planetary cycles is all related to time. 

 Timing is everything. We hope to always be "in the right place at the right time"….then, we might have a reality check, which turns out to be the challenge that we needed or created in that time and place.

 Then there is concept and theories of space-time. How can time be warped or changed in relationship to mass and the speed of light? Einstein is known for his theory of space-time, where space and time are interwoven into a single continuum. Depending on the speed of the observer, events that occur at the same time for one observer could occur at different times for another.

 Einstein's theory was that space has three dimensions, and that time was the fourth dimension. Other methods describe the possibilities of other dimensions.

 Then there is that which is beyond all time and dimensions.

What is infinite, beyond space and time and yet also within it? Most would acknowledge the Mystery of the Divine Spirit within all creation and as the source of all creation. The nature of one hundred billion galaxies in the known universe. The trillions of stars. The awe-inspiring DNA and molecular life. And most inspiring of all, the ability of humans to experience the presence of this Divine Spirit. Time is a mystery within our own personal experience as a part of the billions of light-years of space within the known universe.

 This experience of an eternal moment can happen at any time or place. In meditation, in particular, when those "monkey mind" thoughts stop, and a more profound presence is felt, time seems to take on a different dimension.

  The concept of "Be Here Now" (thank you, Ram Dass) is to experience and celebrate that eternal moment within all moments. That Mystery of creation connecting us to the Earth as well as the universe in space-time. 

"In fact, we are servants of the Mystery. We were put here on Earth to act as agents of the Infinite, to bring into existence that which is not yet, but which will be, through us." - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

Wherever our consciousness is now and one thousand years from now, may we continue to "act as agents of the Infinite", and be "servants of the Mystery" of time.

Inspiration from the Andromeda Galaxy

When I saw a stunning photo of the Andromeda galaxy this morning I could not help but reflect again on the amazing mysteries of the universe and outer space. Just one galaxy alone - The Andromeda Galaxy - is enough to reflect on this morning during coffee !

As a reminder, one light year is the time that it takes light traveling 386,000 miles per second  to travel in one year. (670,616,629 mph, 8760 hrs in a year )

The Andromeda galaxy is 2.5 million light years from Earth. It has an estimated trillion stars, more than twice the amount in the Milky Way.

And it is only one of over 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe.

If this is just a bit of inspiration even more is the mystery of the infinite and eternal One beyond all description, titles, names, and definitions. In a creation that never ceases to amaze, it is a nice perspective to start the day with over coffee and a bit of humble gratitude.

Facebook reference and photo credits

Credit: @meadeinstruments 


The Book That Changed My Life

Life-changing events and moments may not happen very often. When they do, it can be an experience that affects the rest of your life.

One of these moments happened to me when I was eighteen. I have been forever grateful for this book is the spark, the inspiration, and the breath of Spirit that moved me to start a spiritual journey in life. 

 It was the middle of the night, and I was visiting a friend. We were talking into the late hours, and when I left, she gave me a book titled Autobiography of a Yogi.

There was a photo of an Indian guru named Paramahansa Yogananda. Something about his eyes in the photo was unusual as if the photo captured the energy and love that was emanating from them.

Yogananda was the first yoga master of India whose mission brought him to live and teach in the West. His firsthand account of his life experiences in India includes childhood revelations, stories of his visits to saints and masters in India, and long-secret teachings of yoga. He was the first yogi from India to come to the Western world.

As I read the book, I was amazed at the uniqueness of his story, and the Sanskrit words and names in the book. If there is such a thing as past lives, I know I must have been in India for at least one, maybe many more. The stories, Sanskrit, and descriptions seemed unusually familiar.

I learned recently that Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer, also read this book when he was seventeen. Then he traveled to India two years later to try to meet Yogananda, who had died a few months before. While he was there, he reread the book three times. The book was so influential and inspiring that he ended up reading it once a year for the rest of his life.

 I also read Job’s authorized biography by Walter Jacobson, and the book was an important part of his story. Jobs died on October 5 2011. His memorial service was held on October 16 and was attended by hundreds, including famous friends such as Bill Gates. At the end of the service, everyone received a brown box. In the box was a copy of Autobiography of a Yogi. It was Steve Jobs last gift. Check out the YouTube video “Steve Jobs Last Gift.”

 It was also a special gift in my life, and I have read it several times over the years. It changed my life and set me on a path and spiritual journey for the rest of my life that continues today. Yogananda’s photo has always been in my home. Even now, as I write this blog, his photo is right next to my laptop.

 Usually a life-changing event does not happen from just from reading a book. Indeed, it was not only a book that I read. It was the thoughts and energy and spiritual inspiration in between the lines and within the stories told. It was the intense devotion and love of the Divine of Yogananda that so profoundly affected me. I felt that my spiritual awareness opened up as if my consciousness had crossed a new threshold of expanded knowledge and wisdom. For some reason, I was inspired to go into the local foothills and fast on oranges, almonds, and water for three days. I maintained silence and did a lot of meditation. When I came out of the foothills, I was changed. It was the beginning of a lifelong spiritual journey. I never became active in the SRF (Self Realization Fellowship) movement, or in studying his meditation techniques beyond the initial lessons I received by mail. I visited the original world headquarters on Mt Washington near Pasadena, where I lived at the time.

 To this day, I can glance at those amazing eyes at any time and be reminded of a lifelong spiritual journey that was originally inspired by his book. His photo seems to radiate the spark of the Divine, and I feel deep gratitude for his book being such an inspiration and for life changing experience that I had as a result of reading it. Namaste.

Stream of Consciousness and Dancing in Love

“Dance when you’re broken open. Dance if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ~ Rumi
Where is the time for those special moments of transcendence, deep joy, meditation, prayer, and reflection? Why are special things like reading a book hard to fit into our schedule? A stream of consciousness, of thoughts, words, feelings, and reflections...

It's like we need to to fit it in as we are so used to multi-tasking, ear buds, looking at cell phones, browsing, texting, interruptions, watching TV or YouTube, avoiding Facebook spam, and so many thoughts are streaming through our heads like a torrent of cascading feeder creeks into a waterfall of distorted moments of what we think is reality, felt in our minds, seeping into our bones, bleeding from our hearts that may have been shut down momentarily just to survive the challenge of daily life and yet behind all of this, or in between, or in full conscious mindfulness we see the realities of our culture, our programming, our social media jargon, our ways of communicating, the same old same old stories but what about our real story, the life that we have lived, the story that we thought defined and created us as someone else's story so that now we are living it, carrying our past with us, maybe like baggage or maybe like a freight train full of unnecessary memories, experiences, resentments, that we have not let go of....yet....and then we consciously recreate our story, we process, we meditate, we let go, attend a workshop, get therapy, see a guru or a therapist, exercise, talk it out in meetings or to Divine Spirit, or to ourselves in the middle of the night, or in Nature, at least on the surface like an iceberg that may melt at any moment and then reveal the depths of its underside holding us afloat in the deep waters of our soul, which is beyond time and yet contained within it and we stand in the moments of eternity when we start to see clearly as if everything is transparent, reality behind the illusions, and then joy and bliss of the Divine Spirit within revealing to us in or out of meditation the subtle, sublime, sensual, and beautiful moments that we cherish no matter what happens now and forever and our hearts are opened even wider and then we are dancing in love with the Divine Spirit every day.
- David Lawrence Brown