12: 22-34

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear. For life is more than food and the body more than clothing.

Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap; they have neither storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds! Can any of you by worrying add a moment to your lifespan? If even the smallest things are beyond your control, why are you anxious about the rest?

Notice how the flowers grow. They do not toil or spin. But I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass in the field that grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, you of little faith?

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As for you, do not see what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not worry anymore. All the nations of the world seek for these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.

Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your belongings and give alms. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven that no thief can reach nor moth destroy. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

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Luke.

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serendipity

ser·en·dip·i·ty

(noun);

finding something wonderful without looking for it.

see also: luck, blessing, fortune, fate

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How many times have I wanted something, and realized I really didn’t want it once I got it? I’ve twisted myself into shapes I couldn’t make and squeezed myself into places I couldn’t fit. The things that bring me the most happiness simply happen. Life is full of surprises. It is unpredictable – uncontrollable.

The only way to affirm my luck is to let go, abandon concern for gains or losses, and live mindfully wherever life takes me. To seize every chance to be of service. To let things go and take things on with a peaceful mind and body.

Using wisdom to sow the seeds of my blessings makes every day a good day.

how to escape quicksand

Free yourself.

We will struggle. We will be confronted with obstacles that seem impossible to overcome. Ignoring this never makes it disappear – it traps us instead. Avoiding these battles, your body and mind floats in a sense of safety and control. You become frozen, comfortable in your shackles of security, and immune to mediocrity. You sink.

What motivates us to battle? Motivation isn’t automatic or constant, but neither is showering and we do that.
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What separates the fighters from the non-fighters is the belief that the battle is worth the outcome. This sometimes requires blind faith, unfortunately. Our bodies and minds try telling us to give up, and we will be tempted. We face uncertainty and are never guaranteed success. It can seem scarier to acknowledge that we have no control than to stay frozen where we feel comfortable, where we can understand our parameters.

Of course, the battle is worth the outcome. Each will provide us more momentum for the next. More self-esteem and knowledge. More weapons. Our battle no longer appears as a struggle, but a triumph. It is the common ground to all great success stories.
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The only thing we can control is our state of mind. We have the power to keep ourselves calm, conjure a plan, make a decision and stick with it.
Free yourself.

shapeshifter

My king, I’m humbled before you, I bow.
Moods like you are pulled by the moonlight, somehow.
How is the language we’re speaking the same?
Shapeshifter, have you discovered a change?

Your eyes, they swell like a riot, deranged.
Tomorrow you’re laughing like a child again.

Why does the soul hallucinate?
I’ve got control, I shift my shape.
If flesh and bone do not contain, the mirrors don’t reflect my face.

Psycho, you killer, you cancer, my friend.
Why won’t you give me an answer for when?
When you’ll let it go?

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Always remember.