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These two very different stories show that it does not matter whether you meet at sixteen or at sixty. What really matters is a willingness to take your chances when they happen. If you are true to your values and you take your chances, you may even look back and be able say, That was just perfect. <a href=' backlinks&nw=g&url='>All</a> these stories of other people's love matches or amazing successes may seem a bit distant. <a href=''>Perhaps</a> you are thinking,I don't feel very in love right now. I have a stressful project at work, and I don't feel attractive, and my husband/wife/partner seems to be all caught up in their own world and part of me just wants to hide away. That happens. When life is tough or just dull, we can all fantasize about the perfect stress-free life and the perfect, ever-loving, mind-reading, divine sex-machine partner, but everyone has those fantasies of complete freedom and no responsibility from time to time. And we know that is what it is: a fantasy. In fact, it even has a good side. Benedetto Croce, writing in the early years of this century, attempts in his Aesthetic to make the response in terms of beauty the linchpin of his approach to intuition. For the viewer of a painting or a sculpture or a dance, as much as for the reader of a poem, the aesthetic response is the felt manifestation of a certain way of seeing, or knowing, which that object has succeeded in inducing. That which is seen just as it is, fully attended to, not subsumed by categories or reduced to labels, is beautiful. One must learn to recognise, tolerate, enjoy and eventually value this intrinsic ambiguity and impenetrability; There are forms of knowledge that defy articulation. Impressions speak and resonate as vibrant wholes, undismembered. In this way of knowing, beauty, truth and ineffability come together. Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, for example, adumbrating some of the natural attractors' of the poetic mode of mind, suggests that: <a href=''>Music,</a> states of happiness, mythology, faces belaboured by time, certain twilights and certain places try to tell us something, or have said something we should have missed, or are about to say something: this imminence of a revelation which does not occur is, perhaps, the aesthetic phenomenon. <a href=''>Exquisite</a> though the poetic way of knowing may be, we should not be seduced into desiring it as a permanent replacement for mundane reason. <br /><br /><a href=''>Although</a> I am aware that I can breathe in water and that I am drawn to the waterspout's magnetism, childhood memories bring up my conditioned reaction of fearfulness in response to a powerful force, which, in the dream, is projected onto the waterspout. <a href=''>As</a> a child, I learned to believe that when I expressed some-thing deeply meaningful, it would often be angrily dismissed. <a href=''>Hence,</a> myworld' would collapse. This conditioned response continued into adulthood. Nonetheless, when I awoke from this dream, I could recognise that a creative power, larger than my own, moved through the mysterious waterspout and the coloured numbers that swirled upon the darkly shining water. This recognition helped me to withdraw my projections of fears from the dream imagery. After that, whenever I recalled the dream, I felt encouraged rather than frightened, and was able to express what felt important to me more fearlessly. The next lucid dream in this series occurred 12 years later, soon after the dream of Jesus that opened this article. By this time, I had started training in psychotherapy, and had discovered that the frightening dreams I'd been having since childhood were in fact lucid'. <a href=''>Because</a> of my training, I now had the confidence to allow myself to become fully lucid. <a href=''>I</a> have given this seven-step miracle formula to many alcoholics, victims of LSD and marijuana, dope addicts, and so on. <a href=''>You</a> can overcome any negative habit by following these simple principles. <a href=''>This</a> man is happy, joyous, bubbling over with the elan of life. <a href=''>I</a> have attended a dinner at his home where coconut palms rattled conversationally in vagrant breezes; <a href=''>The</a> iced papaya and lemon was as sweet as the nectar of the gods. <a href=''>And</a> the poi, their staple dish, was deliciously flavored with nutmeg and cinnamon. <a href=''>Beauty,</a> serenity and the joy of living were present in the entire atmosphere of the home. <a href=''>He</a> and his family prayed before and after dinner giving thanks for all their blessings, and Hawaiian love songs and music filled his home. <a href='[]=<a+href=></a>'>Truly,</a> I had entered into what we call infinite power for perfect living. <a href=''>How</a> to Acquire the Joy of Living <br /><br /><a href=''>Emotionally,</a> lavender has a supportive effect when it comes to relaxation. <a href=''>It</a> can drag you out of the everyday and lends new strength to your nerves. <a href=''>Lavender</a> Applications <a href=''>You</a> can make a lavender pillow or fill ready-made sachets with lavender to protect the wardrobe and coat closet from moths. <a href=''>Little</a> pouches like that are also wonderful next to the pillow as a gentle sleep aid. <a href=''>Simply</a> knead it thoroughly before you go to bed to release the scent. <a href=''>Since</a> we are on the topic, lavender is a simple and non-poisonous remedy against ants in the household. <a href=''>Reading</a> the warning labels on chemical ant repellants can be frightening--and somewhere there is a huge factory where the stuff is being mixed by the ton. <a href=''>There</a> is a much easier and relaxing way to prevent ants, especially if you have children or pets in the home. <a href=''>First</a> you have to clear away and lock up anything sweet that could attract the little crawlers. <a href=''>Lengthen</a> your spine and lift up your rib cage. <a href=''>Since</a> emotional states are deeply embodied, seek out the posture that feels attuned to expanding love. <a href=''>Start,</a> once again, by drawing a few slow and deep breaths, resting your awareness on each one as it moves through your lungs and through your body. <a href=''>Next,</a> bring your awareness to your intention for this session. <a href=''>Articulate</a> this intention silently to yourself. <a href=''>Perhaps</a> it's to awaken yourself to the vast sea of possibilities for love, or to find joy in connecting with all the people you'll encounter today. <a href=''>As</a> you practice, remember to lightly bring your awareness to your heart region. <a href=''>Pay</a> attention to any shifting sensations in your body and face. <a href=''>These</a> physical aspects of your experience matter more than the particular phrasings you choose. <a href=''>Now,</a> gently call forth the image of a whole swath of people. <br /><br /><a href=''>It</a> reminds us there are feelings and possibilities we desire that we have not yet actualized in our own lives. <a href=''>After</a> all, when you are living a truly satisfying reality you won't want to escape from it into a fantasy. <a href=''>These</a> fantasies can remind us to look clearly at our own values, then our goals, and make sure we are living our values and moving towards our goals every day. <a href=''>When</a> we do that, even ordinary everyday events become more meaningful and rewarding because in each of them we live our values and move towards our goals. <a href=''>Enjoyable</a> efforts <a href=''>Thirty</a> years ago I went to an Anita Baker concert. <a href=''>Just</a> before her last song, she said to the audience,The most important thing to me is my relationship, and a relationship is something you have to work at every day. Her words kept going round and round in my mind and I remember them to this day, but at the time I thought, That sounds like way too much effort. <a href=''>Now</a> when I think about those words I agree with her, but I no longer think it sounds like too much effort. <a href=''>I</a> do put effort into my relationship because I want to. <a href=''>It</a> remains one mental mode among many, and to be trapped in the poetic mode would be as disastrous as to be trapped in d-mode. <a href=''>Neurologist</a> Oliver Sacks, in The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, recounts the moving story of one of his patients who was in just this position. <a href=''>She</a> had difficulty understanding straightforward sentences and instructions and could not perform the simplest calculations. <a href=''>Yet</a> she loved stories and especially poetry, and seemed to have little difficulty following the metaphors and symbols of even quite complex poems. <a href=''>And</a> just because of this, the tests gave no inkling ofher ability to perceive the real world - the world of nature, and perhaps of the imagination - as a coherent, intelligible, poetic whole'. In the domain of conscious, deliberate intelligence she was severely handicapped. In the pre-conceptual, unreflective world, she was healthy, happy and competent. At first, Sacks suggested she should attend classes to try to improve some of her basic skills', but they were of no use as they inevitably fragmented her. <a href=''>As</a> Rebecca herself said:They do nothing for me. They do nothing to bring me together .

As a result, I had an entirely different type of lucid dream, something I had never experienced before and which I hadn't realised was even possible: Driving through the California foothills on a summer's day, I lose control of the car. It veers off the side of the road at high speed. After a number of futile attempts to keep the car on the road, I become aware I am dreaming and calmly make the decision to give up trying to control the car. The car goes faster and faster until it feels as if it has become a particle of light. At what seems the speed of light, the car hurtles towards a golden hillside and everything blurs together. When the car slams into the hillside, my body and the dreamscape disappear. Everywhere becomes an expansive luminous blackness. An incredible pressure and noise centres between my `brows'. Then all goes very silent and still. I have been in correspondence with a young girl on this island whom I will call Mary. She has been studying the article The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, which I sent her some months ago. In her original letter to me at my home in Beverly Hills, she said she was full of abnormal fear and was a tied-up personality. She had broken her engagement to a young man, and he had retaliated by informing her that a Kahuna had cursed her. She lived in constant fear. I wrote to her explaining that there is only One Power, and that this Power moves as unity and harmony in the world; I wrote out a spiritual technique for her to follow, which would banish all fear. In my interview with her today, I find a radiant personality, a young woman exuding vibrancy, bubbling over with enthusiasm and joy, and on fire with new ideas for the island. She said, I followed your instructions to the letter and I am transformed by an inner light. The following is the spiritual regimen she practiced several times daily, as suggested in my letter to her: