Where to Find Heaven

The chair in my office sits next to a window. In through that window flows a gentle breeze off the ocean a few miles away. 

I close my eyes and feel the perfection of that breeze on my skin, and I am in heaven. Then...

...a thought...

A hope. A dream. A desire. 

Of the day ahead.

Of what's next. 

Of what I didn't do the day before. 

And heaven fades away. 

We've been told that heaven is a place to get, yet in the most beautiful settings we drag along our anxiety and fear; A basket case in a beautiful wrapping. 

Sometimes we land there for a moment, only to get swept away. More often, it seems just out of reach, on the other side of the next thing. When I finally ______ ...

...but then we do, and there's something else. Always something more, and Heaven remains at arms length. 

Somewhere inside, we know it's not a place, or a feeling, or even a state of mind. 

Mostly, heaven is a decision to allow everything to be perfect, exactly as it is. 

Peace...

The Mystic Next Door

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P.S. It's not as hard as you think, or as unreachable. The secret is in knowing how to clean out the noise and chatter inside.

This meditation has been helpful for a lot of people.

For the deeper stuff, you can learn how here

Karma and the Perpetual Harvest
Many Paths to the Top of the Mountain

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