Tag: art of uncertainty

Edit Your Basics: “I Don’t Meet Your Height Requirements” #relationshipadvice

I have finally acquiesced to joining Match.com to set me up with some people who have—like me—decided that they needed some professional help to find a person that is right for him. Also, it may help me to get my lazy butt off of the couch in the evening, instead of just watching television. One can hope!

Last evening, I saw a man’s profile that was so sweet and romantic. He was equally handsome. I saw that he had read my note to him, so I got excited. However, I didn’t hear from him until many hours later. His note said, “I’m sorry that I don’t meet your height requirements. I’m only 5’6”. But thank you for liking my bio.

I had no idea that I had put 5’6” as my height requirement for a man, but I have no care in the world about how short or tall a person is, if he is the right person. So, I had to go back to the basics and do some editing. Of course, in Bo Sebastian fashion, I have realized that maybe this editing tool is more of a metaphor for my entire life. What in my life—what in your life—have you thought that you are hardwired for, but really, now, it makes little to no difference at all to you?

As I have moved through life with friends, family, and dating, I have realized that I’m willing to accept a lot less than what I thought I needed at twenty. This, of course, is not a bad way. I’m not settling. I just am looking more for compassionate and loving, than I am for that perfect body and smile. In work, I realized that work I MUST be inspired everyday; otherwise, I’m simply not interested in taking part.

In my daily spiritual practice, I’ve discovered that teaching yoga and actually having my own practice is a completely different ballgame. The practice is the key! Teaching can go on hold for now. I need to have something that is mine and that gives me the strength, endurance, and mental aptitude that yoga affords me, everyday.

I have always thought that I needed a certain amount of money to live. Right now, I’m living on 1/3 of what I needed only one month ago. I’m not saying that some of our basic desires have to be fulfilled to be happy. I’m recognizing that I need to go back to the editing phase and change a few things in my subconscious, so that the universe can answer my prayers without a default mechanism weeding out “dudes under 5’7”.” Get my drift?

Most things in life can change in a heartbeat. Sure, height is not one of those. But, if one of my novels or treatments got chosen to be a feature movie, my entire financial world would change in an instant. If I got a huge publishing deal from one of my books, my finances could change immediately. So, if someone rich were looking at my profile and thinking—loser!—because I’m not a millionaire, they would certainly be missing out.

You could have a job that you love one day. The next day your company could be bought out and your job dissolved with the transition. Can we be ready for inevitable change in life all the time? This is called trusting in the art of uncertainty!

Coming Up: I’ll be talking about the art of Uncertainty in the next few days. Tune in and find out more about this topic!

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[Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books helps people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE. Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle: ]

 

 

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Plant the Seed, Water It with Love, and Let God Do the Rest

Yesterday, I got caught up in expectation and results. I woke up, sat on the end of my almost new bed, and the frame broke, probably from the bad job of rebuilding it by the movers. I took my dog Coco to PetsMart. He stepped on the emergency brake in the car. Immediately, my brake light went on and wouldn’t go off. I ate popcorn and chipped my back tooth, leaving a very rough edge on my tongue. And a dude that I really liked and thought liked me back, texted me first thing that morning and said that someone from his past came back into his life, so he couldn’t see me anymore. The entire day, even the pouring down rain, cast a negative hue on my outlook of life.

I’m learning quicker, now, to seek the help of friends and therapists in my life when I need a swift kick in the butt or a nudge of encouragement. I wasn’t sure exactly what was wrong, but I did reach out to two friends. One of them called me back on his first break and listened to my moaning, before he shared his insight. He said, “Bo, you can only plant your seed and water it a bit; then, God has to do the rest. You cannot be responsible for all of what happens around you. Only God can!”

This was brilliant advice. Added to that, I have been reading a book called The Art of Uncertainty by Dennis Merritt Jones. In the book, Jones says that the first step of learning to love life in this “Earth School” is to begin to enjoy the uncertainty of the future. This, of course, kind of stuck in my craw, because I like to know or to plan my future, as most of us do. But, I realized, that the lesson of this book is much the same as the lesson of the day. If I could have controlled all of my life, I probably wouldn’t be sitting in the place I am now—in a new city, in a new apartment, by the ocean, and living my authentic dream.

When we control life, it seems we live in the same circular pattern, moving round and round in the space that is comfortable, never venturing off into the unknown. What pushes us into paths untraveled, however, are the subtle nudges—or sometimes huge pushes—of Spirit in ways unfathomable.

Today, try to let go of the results of whatever you’ve set out to do. You have only one duty: do what you intend! After that, leave the rest to God. You don’t know if that audition is about meeting someone wonderful or actually getting the show. You don’t know if that job interview is about someone else learning a lesson. You simply know your part in this Earth’s School. That’s it. All the rest is a mystery. What you need to know, will be revealed!

Dennis Merritt Jones also says in his book that living life with uncertainty is similar to reading a page-turner novel, never knowing what will happen next. Even at the end of a great page-turner, you should be surprised with an unexpected result. If you enjoy a good read like this or a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, then try learning to live life in this same way, could turn out to be an exciting adventure!

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This is a page-turning novel that will keep you guessing until the end, about a female mafia in Pittsburgh and their black sheep District Attorney niece who seeks to get to the bottom of rumors about her family and their famous restaurant Trattoria.

[Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books helps people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE. Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle: ]

 

 

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