“Right near da beach. Boy-eeee!” – Thurgood JenkinsHalf Baked

When I was in the Navy I learned a wonderful cure for when things seemed to be going “wrong,” and the remedy was to go to the beach. I have not lived in a beach town since I got out of the Navy, but I try and go to the ocean as much as possible. It is a truly peaceful place, a kind of natural occurring Zendo for myself.

Today it dawned on me that I had spent 48 hours in San Diego, and I had not been to the beach. Instead of it being my first stop, I had completely forgot a beach was close by. My mind was occupied with the whirlwind of thoughts about where I was going to stay, and how I was going to produce an income.

As I was eating lunch, I was reminded where I was. I took a couple hours out of my job search and house hunt to get my feet wet, listen to the symphony of the waves, and pick up a couple seashells. It took all of about 5 minutes to remember why I wanted to move to a town with a beach close by. Returning to my center, I was able to observe nature’s beauty, think of people I care about, and contemplate about what is important in my life today.

Affirmation: Peace and harmony surround me right now. I embrace this feeling and share it with others.

Call to Action: Share with the CYLF community where you find your center.



“Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt?” – Francis Bacon

There is no doubt that my life can start to change in ways that I am not forecasting or expecting at a moments notice.  I find comfort and pattern in some of the things that were always so challenging and that kept me in a constant state of change.  Before I know it I am no longer seeking any change and my trajectory has leveled out.  What I do know is that the moment I reinstate that drive for the new and unknown wisdom or love change comes at once and it feels like a cleansing bath of gods love.

Last night I went out seeking some of the good that is in the world and I found it.  I put fourth effort of mind, body and spirit and I was granted a peace that I had been lacking for a little bit of time.   I added what is good and positive to my experience and there was no room for the negative or bad.

This life is a trip and as I continue to be blessed with another day of consciousness I hope to never forget that the mystery and wonder of today are in the effort made right now to see it.  This is the most incredible moment of my life because it is now and it is now that I can see, hear and feel the love of the universe giving back to me as I earnestly seek it with my heart.

Affirmation Today I seek the light in all things then I spread that light to overcome the darkness.

Call to Action If you followed me this far today, follow a little further…  Find your direction today, seek deeper and focus on that which is good.  Love is all around you, do not allow the fears of today steal the peace love can give you in this moment.