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What gifts am I receiving from the universe today? What do I need to learn? January 29 Look for the humor in life T he universe has a good sense of humor, if you’re willing to observe it. As you begin to see your life as a journey that’s unfolding in some kind of order with a specific purpose, you start to see the hand of the universe in all kinds of humorous, playful, and even mischievous ways. Coincidences or synchronicities occur, or ironic things happen, if you are open to seeing them. As I open to the playfulness in the universe, I see its humor in many ways.

In many cases, it does this through our relationships. The people we are in relationship with tend to push us toward expressing the part of ourselves we haven’t yet learned to express. What qualities do I feel comfortable with and know how to express? What are some opposite qualities to these? How comfortable do I feel with them? February 9 Contain the opposites D ealing with polarities means not rejecting the parts of ourselves that we’re not comfortable with. It means expanding to include them.

The two easiest times for most people to find some stillness or to do some meditation are fairly early in the morning, before getting completely caught up in the day’s activities, or in the evening, after the day’s main events are complete. Finding stillness can be extremely powerful, even if it’s just for a very short time. Don’t think that you have to meditate for an hour or even half an hour. Five or ten minutes can be very helpful if you know how to relax and drop into the deepest place you can find in that short a time.

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