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FREE-WAY

the Way to Freedom

Open Road

When I thought that the road has cleared and could not generate new natural laws for the universe, I sensed the Way.  But the Way is not just about things happening at a cosmic level.  At the most mundane level of my everyday life, new situations emerge constantly, and each is like a miniature world emerging out of the Way.  

As I understand the process of things emerging from the Way, instead of simply living within all these situations and worlds, I can gain the power to alter them.  In the social worlds, I can successfully generate new interactions, circumstances and understandings.

When finding my interpretation of the Way and understanding how to do this, a connection with the Source is felt.  It’s like an effortless flow of mental, physical, spiritual, and psychological patterns or forces.  Absolute TRUST in all events transpires.  For prolonged brief moments, a release of all worries and thinking is dismissed.  They evaporate into nothingness.

The open road gives a representation of delivering the mind freedom of expression.  Why not carry this over to the other realms of life? Perhaps it’s because professional, leisure, practical ways of living are all divided as an experience.  Does this sound familiar…? Monday has its feel, Friday has its anticipation, Sunday evening, a heavy dread.  

This does not have to be the experience.  When I can integrate all the days as One, I purposefully live each day as its unique portrait or gift.  The days blend into a flow where the calendar is only a reference and not an objective.  Intention and expectation are distinct. 

Intention is aiming or purpose driven towards a goal or result.  Expectations place a self made belief structure of rules and code.  This “should” happen or it “will” be done.  I can see the distinction, can you?

My disposition is to respond emotionally to other people.  The energy or words of joy, anger, sorrow, and sadness are given by nature. When it comes to their being manifested on the outside, it is because they have been elicited by others. Then the radio on the open highway presents feedback…..  The Spirit Of Radio:

Begin the day

With a friendly voice

A companion, unobtrusive

Plays that song that’s so elusive

And the magic music makes your morning mood

Off on your way

Hit the open road

There is magic at your fingers

For the spirit ever lingers

Undemanding contact

In your happy solitude

Invisible airwaves

Crackle with life

Bright antennae bristle

With the energy

Emotional feedback

On a timeless wavelength

Bearing a gift beyond price

Almost free

All this machinery

Making modern music

Can still be open-hearted

Not so coldly charted

It’s really just a question

Of your honesty, yeah, your honesty

One likes to believe

In the freedom of music

But glittering prizes

And endless compromises

Shatter the illusion

Of integrity, yeah

Invisible airwaves

Crackle with life

Bright antennae bristle

With the energy

Emotional feedback

On a timeless wavelength

Bearing a gift beyond price

Almost free

For the words of the prophets

Were written on the studio wall

Concert hall

And echoes with the sound of salesmen

Of salesmen, of salesmen

Yes, we are all salesmen. Selling ourself to our realty.  I write to persuade, influence, create positive change. I sense the Way in all activities.  The open road is laid for the future which will face different and in many ways more challenging demands than it has in the past.

The pace of change is accelerating. The need for individuals who try to know it all and to tell everyone what to do is doomed to failure.  The person who believes that there is only one best way and attempts to write detailed procedures has no chance.  Focus and prioritization is priority in a period of rapid change and focus and the frequency of interactions may become more critical than the duration of the interactions.

The challenge is not in understanding this advice, but in doing it. How are your behaviors and activity matching your vision?  

Learn from what people tell you about yourself and your opportunities for the future, prioritize and focus on a a few key areas for change, and follow up to ensure effective implementation.  Doing so are key steps that can help you to grow and become the person of the future that you want to be.

The open road or the Way is always here if we simply cultivate our emotions so that we internalize better ways of responding to others.

I won’t be impatient for the Lord to act! I will keep traveling steadily along his pathway and in due season He will honor me with every blessing.

Psalm 37:34 TLB

special references added:

LYRICS The Spirit Of Radio, RUSH. Permanent Waves 1974. Neil Peart, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson.

“The Path.” Michael Pruett, Christine Gross-Loh. Pages 35, 101.

“The Leader of the Future.” Peter F. Drucker pages 235-37.

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M.S.

By Genuine Recovery Art

I coach and write because I live for people who want to grow and improve. In true humility, I value the responsibility and privilege of helping, supporting, inspiring, and living to standards that I can only live myself. If I can be an example, share, PROVIDE HOPE WITH DIGNITY, then I coach. I teach and consultant as a Certified Peer Wellness Specialist. Make what you can and leave the rest. The choice is always up to YOU.