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Living in the Gap Between What Is and What You Want To Be

Spirit seeks to focus your attention on what I call the Gap — the difference between the life you’ve got and the world as it is now, and the one you want.

This Gap is where we fight. It’s where we struggle. And it’s where we suffer.

Our discontent with the status quo causes us to want more.  To change that status quo into what we want requires us to do and be more.

Unfortunately, too often others want something else.  And we’re all willing to fight to get our way.

So many questions arise in the Gap.  Most of them are about us.  Here are a few:

  • Why are we discontent with our status quo? 
  • Why do we want what we want and believe what we believe? 
  • Why are we willing to fight for it with others who want or believe something else, or want to take another way to get there?
  • What are we fighting about anyway? 
  • How can we disengage from the fighting long enough to find some peace?

Until we answer them, our efforts in life rarely succeed in closing the Gap.  For the Gap is within us and how we see ourselves and our lives, not in the condition of our outer world.

We can chase success.  We can chase happiness.  We can chase the things we think will bring them. 

But the Gap will still be there, substituting a new set of goals for the ones already attained.  And our dissatisfaction with life will continue to grow. 

Until we do.

To find your peace, you need to understand the Gap in you and your life.  Why it’s there.  What it shows you about yourself.  And how to use it to evolve a little closer to the Oneness at your core.

As always, the journey starts and ends in you.  Godspeed.

John Dennison
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