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Ivan Fedorovich Choultsé, ‘Sailing boat at sunset on the gulf of Finland’ 1915 {{PD}}

We are ambitious today, our eyes on what we’d like to have in our world, and we’re looking at the ways and means of getting that, at what needs to change–and yet, the suggestion is that we should balance values against what’s smart, if we want to gain. It seems it requires a critical eye, an understanding of worth, and a smidge of caring, in order to make ‘it’ happen. Feelings may be confused, and intuition may be unsteady–is that intuitive insight or fear or wishful thinking?–so that those who rely on such prompts may find themselves all-at-sea. The need for caution stems from the way thinking is pulling away, at least for now, from a firm grasp both on what’s wise, and what’s worthy; we’re moving toward creative means of earning and engaging in relationships, and inspiration/ the creative urge may take us away from our priorities and those values we honor–our job today is to prevent a loss of anchor by keeping what matters most firmly in mind.

Today’s word image is an exercise: think about what’s going on in your life right now, the core issues, events, state of relationships, then note the first ‘named’ thing you see–a book title, a move title, what’s written on the side of a bus, what it is doesn’t matter, only what it says. I was thinking deeply about some issues I’ve been dealing with over the past few weeks, wondering why things seem so tough, only to look up and see a book, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle’! I laughed, and realized I was being a tad dramatic in my assessment of things. What’s the Universe’s message to you?

By Падун В.М. – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59357812

Have a great day!