sage Steven Kalas: The chief reason children have difficulty following a single, linear plan of attack is because they tend to see all the possibilities. And want to. They struggle to do one thing because they delight in paying attention to everything! I remember looking into the eyes of my infants and later toddlers, watching them absorb what, for me, were the random details of their surroundings and thinking to myself, “They still remember eternity.” If you are loathe to take that literally, then hear it this way: Infants and toddlers have not yet been socialized to restrain, scorn and censor their imaginations in service to becoming well-functioning cultural beings.

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http://www.google.com/search?q=be+true+to+oneself+images&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=xqBXUcaJG8XNigLa4YGYCw&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1336&bih=936#facrc=_&imgrc=rjyQbyBYeUFmSM%3A%3B778YfjM_kNxVIM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.someonetotellitto.org%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2013%252F04%252Fyourself.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.someonetotellitto.org%252Fresources%252F%3B450%3B260

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+self+actualization&qpvt=images+self+actualization&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=39454E17918097C9DFC89EF2365ADA764EB1AA5F&selectedIndex=0

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http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/steven-kalas/waiting-right-time-could-be-foolish-thought

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Now that I’m older, I find myself circling back to the mandate: “Steven! Pay attention!” But for very different reasons and motives. Not to dodge and duck metaphorical or actual blows from a frustrated, impatient father.

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No; the new motive is at once more urgent and holy.

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The universe isn’t frustrated with me.

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More, it’s incredulous:

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How in heaven’s name did this mortal doofwad ever get the idea that he has time?

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How and why does he continue to construct demonic fill-in-the-blank sentences like “When I (effect some ideal state of affairs) then I will (give my complete attention to what really matters).”

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My teacher once said to me, “In heaven, there are only two relevant questions — where am I, and what time is it. And, there are only two correct answers: I’m here, and it’s now.”

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I remember sitting in that classroom, smiling at the image of me rummaging a glove box for a highway map, wrestling it open and finding only block letters saying “Here.” Or asking a passer-by, “What time is it?” And the answer would be, “Now o’clock. You can set your watch by it.”

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The mystics call this perspective The Eternal Now. It’s an idea inviting us to (what I call) Radical Presence. I said it this way once in a song:

We live as if we’re gonna live forever

The rabbit sleeps as life goes plodding by

There’s what there is and then no more

The door stays open twenty-four

Hours less than this time yesterday

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At age 6, it was important to turn my attention away from Eternity so I could remember to put on pants, tie my shoes and flush the toilet. Now, a few months away from 56,

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I find a renewed urgency to remember eternity once again. I find myself rocking in this paradoxical lullaby:

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Very little that is important requires hurrying up, and … there is not one moment to waste. I’m here. And it’s now.

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The next time you find yourself killing time, ask yourself: Isn’t it more likely that time is killing you?

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And the next time you find yourself

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finding your mission,

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ask yourself:  

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Isn’t it more likely that your mission finds you?

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Go to timeclock 6:20-6:48 below to experience the ontic of metaphysical purpose  — destiny reveals itself when fate finds Sydney Lehua Iaukea, the steward of the Flame of Life.   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlJpqnv5T08

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You Tube video above of Sydney Lehua Iaukea born 1969. Sydney’s great-great-grandfather Curtis Piehu Iaukea 1855-1940 is Hawaii’s most extraordinary leader and statesman, yet unknown to kama’aina, not to mention malihini.

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Sydney’s own odyssey to self-actualization also is beyond compare.

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Like her immensely gifted ancestor Curtis Piehu Iaukea, Sydney is today’s pathfinder in emotional maturity.  Our contempo visual of Piehu manifests in daunting Sydney.

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Duende’s fortune  — a person does what one can, until one’s destiny is revealed.    Mind-blowing meme   —

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQeKlL0fOaU

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Isaiah 55:11

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11So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:

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it shall not return unto me void,

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but it shall accomplish that which I please,

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and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

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http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah+55%3A11&version=KJV

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-mcswain/the-sign-of-spiritual-maturity_b_3343274.html

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Grace is simply the inner realization that God has found you.

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