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Today is a nice day to be enlightened, but ... you have to want it.

I was telling my friend, Antoine, about my beautiful Sunday morning in Chicago. I had thirty minutes outside in the warm sun, feeling grateful for life and was completely fulfilled.

“Did you feel like you were enlightened?” he asked. I replied:

“I believe we are all enlightened. It was a moment where I got out of my own way. My mind was not resisting, and no obstacles were in view.” (Yeah, like that song.)

To be obvious, I am not claiming permanent enlightenment. I understand that I will be ensnared by delusion again. I am claiming three simple truths:

1. You are already enlightened.

2. You can get out of your own way and fully realize yourself at any moment. (Live Yes)

3. The universe is doing everything it can to reveal this beautiful existence to each of us.

What about you? Do you realize these truths?

Are you willing to let the resistance step aside?

Will you allow the light to flow through you?

It’s not easy, but it’s simple. You know what to do. You have the handbook: it’s Living Yes.

Read it or read it again. Practice the exercises in the workbook that you downloaded from www.livingyes.org. Read the Living Yes Principles every day.

And “practice, practice, practice, until it becomes your practice.”

Look at the photograph. The guy wearing blue won the race!

It’s about wanting it. Are you willing to make the effort? As I ask in the introduction of Living Yes, “Do you want a huge leap forward in your power and appreciation for Life?” The answer to this question must be “Yes!” The alternative is unacceptable. But you have to really want it. You already have the tools to act.

Are you ready?

Take three conscious breaths, and review your Living Yes resources now.

Love and Light,

Mark

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Ali

Gosh I loved that guy.  Strong, spiritual, funny, confident, moral, fearless.

I met him when I was 14.  I was visiting with my aunt in a coffee shop in midtown Manhattan.  Here's how I remember it:

Aunt Leigh:  Look over there, it's the prizefighter. Cassius Clay!
Me (in my head): DON'T CALL HIM THAT, PLEASE DON'T CALL HIM THAT!
Aunt Leigh: Let's go over and meet him.
Me (in my head): OH MY GOD, DON'T MAKE ME DO THIS!

She walks over to him and says, "My nephew is a big fan and wants to meet you," and SHE PUSHES ME FORWARD.

He offers his hand. I shake THE LARGEST HAND YOU CAN IMAGINE.

We had a little chat.  He was gracious and lovely.  He signed a piece of paper (which my mother threw out years later).  I called him "Champ" and wished him well in his upcoming fight with Joe Frazier.  And that's all I remember, but gosh I loved him before, during, and after that.

PS: A year or so earlier, as an awkward kid not knowing how to behave at a school dance, I impersonated his jabbing boxing style to the music.  Somehow, it made me look like I knew how to dance!  (I'm still trying to look like I know how to dance.)  

Let's dance our lives to the rhythm of Living Yes!

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY UPDATED WEBSITE: www.LivingYes.org AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.  (There's new free stuff available.)

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