“If the fire for happiness burns in you, there will be a moment of courage when you stop, step away from the force of conditioning and let yourself be still.”—Gail Brenner

Anyone who has ever read any of my books or follows this blog knows I have a deep and abiding love affair with quotations. I heard the following Hafiz quote the other night at a birthday party for a former researcher at the HeartMath Institute.

This was before the Jewish Mexican crooner wearing silver lame came out to serenade us on the rooftop overlooking Lake Chapala. Yes, we have fun here in Mexico.

For example, last night, I had the choice: naked yoga or the movie, The Peanut Butter Falcon. Let’s just say, Shia LaBeouf and Zak Gottsagen had just as much chemistry in the movie as they did on the Academy Award stage that year.

But I digress.

The quote I want to marry goes like this: “The subject for tonight is love. And for tomorrow night, as well. In fact, I know of no other topic for us to discuss until we die.”

This quote is all I’ve been thinking about. And it’s all I’ve been doing here in Mexico. Today, I went to a Course in Miracles meeting at noon and we ended up staying to talk about love for five freakin’ hours. I mean, how blessed can a gal be.

And here’s the thing. My day went nothing like I planned. On today’s “alleged” agenda was a hike up into the mountains with the hikers I met last Friday. Well, it poured down rain this morning and my thoughts, as thoughts are wont to do, tried to raise a few objections, attempted to start a field of resistance.

But instead, I took Lao Tzu’s advice about laughing at my thoughts, and guess what? I got to spend the entire day talking about love and possibilities.

Perhaps my favorite story was shared by a former student of Bijan Anjomi, a former Mr. Universe who teaches effortless prosperity. They were in Toronto one Saturday and somebody asked Bijan–“Is there anything you haven’t done that you’d still like to do?” He joked, “Well, I’ve never been arrested.”

That night, relaxing in his hotel room, Bijan had two knocks on the door. The first was a friend who just happened to stop by with one of his favorite foods. The next was the Toronto police.

Sure enough, he was handcuffed and taken down to the station. He told the officers he was flying out the next day and they assured him that was not going to happen because it was a Saturday night and no judge would be able to hear his case until Monday. He didn’t panic. He didn’t fret. He sat in his “cell” meditating, knowing he’d be on that flight the next day. I probably don’t need to tell you. He WAS on the flight the next day. A lawyer friend who knew a judge got the misunderstanding cleared up.

I love this story SO MUCH for two reasons: a) It demonstrates how quickly our words manifest and b) it shows how if you continue to laugh at all thoughts and embrace whatever experience shows up in each moment, life becomes effortless, peaceful and, yes, fun.

So, my friends, the subject for today is love. And for tomorrow. And for every day until we die. #222 Forever!

Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World).

33 Responses

  1. Thank you for sharing another amazing post, Pam. I was smiling to myself as you shared about talking about love for five hours. Yes, isn’t this life absolutely amazing. It’s so much easier when we know “What,” we truly “are,” as opposed to believing that we are who we “think” we are. 🙏

      1. Thank you so much, Pam. I also love the way you express yourself and share pointings to Truth. When I first started studying information about the law of attraction, I had no idea that the books were also pointing to the realization of true Self. Due to ignorance and our conditioning, I was attempting to “work” the teachings from the human perspective. It was not until years later that two and two were put together. All is occurring within the waking dream state. What we impress into the mind with feeling will be expressed as apparent “reality.”
        Thank you for all that you have taught me along my path. Deep appreciation,

        Art

  2. Sitting waiting for Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band , to start on Long Island . Just wanted to send you back some more love tonight before I start swaying and rockin’ to the music at 71🥰

    1. I love picturing you swaying and rocking–forever! I once stayed in a hotel suite in Sydney, Australia (did I already tell you this?) that Billy Joel and Christi Brinkley (back in the day) had just vacated.

  3. Wow. I went out for a walk this morning and I have recently started to take a moment to spend with a tree (any random tree) and see what it has to say. I put my hands on it, close my eyes, share some energy and ask if it has anything to tell me. Today the tree said “Love, love, love. That’s all there is. Love everything”
    How fitting is your post?
    Much love,
    Maddie

  4. I’m also a fan of quotes, and here’s my favorite from YOU… Love, only love 🥰

  5. Dearest Pam You are amazing! I am amazing! We all are amazing! And I thoroughly enjoy your books, your words, your outlook on life, and the joy that you find in life! What a pleasure to share this planet with you at this time in our lives. I’m so happy that you share your wisdom with the world! You, my friend, or a beautiful human being, I have immense gratitude for all that you are! You are an amazing gift to this world. Wishing you sublime joy and peace and laughter!

  6. I loved reading your email today. I appreciate what you mentioned about laughing at your thoughts. I need to keep this in mind❤️

  7. This is fabulous! Delightful. Thankyou Pam. The perfect ending to my day. Love and laughter to you across the miles in warm and summery Mexico from chilly winter in Melbourne Australia. ☀️☔️🌞❄️🌤

  8. Hi Pam. Thank you for all you do I love and I’ve read all your books. I have a question, I have a friend who lost two children 20 years ago. Their car stalled on a railroad track. I feel she may resonate with you. She has been on antidepressants since in and is trying some other things. Which of your books would you recommend to her? Thank you so much.

    1. Wow! You know, I haven’t really written a book (YET!) about Taz and my experience with her sudden loss, but you might point her to some of my blog posts. In the Course in Miracles Experiment (which I was writing when she had the unexpected aneurism), I do talk about the bigger perspective that has helped me cope.

  9. Yes!!!!! I am looking forward to experiencing all you have described on this day. Thank you!

  10. Would you believe, on a patio last night, I look up, see pigeons and wonder “I might get s$&t on if I stay at this table”. Out of town for work and dining alone and you guessed it. Plop! Mere moments after this thought. On my pants (thankfully). It’s silly but it reminded me, be careful what you think.

  11. Every day I see 222. I don’t have a chance to take a picture to send you as I don’t have my phone with me. I love No Expectations, no problems. I love all your posts.

  12. Thank you for the reminder Aunt Pam! After a work week full of resistance, I realized laughing my way through the day needs to be strategy every day.

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