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J.M. Hawkins and Geoffery Moore

Dear Soul,

I feel that my life is becoming humdrum. I feel that I could really begin to live if I could just trade in my circumstances for better ones. What should I do?

Dear Life,

In the first place, you should learn to hum. Without a rhythm, without a pulse, without some “inner music”, you’ll either fail to begin the journey or you’ll fail to enjoy the trip.

And then, you may indeed want to drum up some new circumstances. As George Bernard Shaw said, “The people who get on in this world are they who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

But while you’re looking for the circumstances you want, don’t live in limbo, don’t settle for humdrum. Instead, keep repeating this line: In every circumstance, I dance!

Today, I will make the circumstances I can make; I’ll keep the ones I can’t make from making me irritable or unhappy. I’ll stay connected to the joy of my life that is deeper than any circumstance.