Something is Always Happening

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Little by little everything is happening. Little by little you are advancing. Little by little you are growing. Little by little your passion is evolving. Little by little success is unfolding. Yes, little by little all that you desire is happening — being created. The wise men of China spoke about “changing as slowly and quietly as the seasons.” It’s Summer now, but Fall is also here. Next month it’ll be Fall, but there will also be Winter there. When it’s Winter come December, Spring will be there. And when it’s finally Spring again, there will be Fall. Each season, little by little, incorporates the next and the former. It’s all really one season, constantly flowing from one pattern to another. And so are you.

Yes, you too are “happening.” Take a look outside, perhaps at an apple tree, and there may not be any apples on the tree. But, the tree hasn’t stopped ‘apple-ing.’ The tree is mustering up its energy and laying down deeper roots — a critical effort that is needed to produce apples come Springtime. So though you don’t see any apples on the tree, the tree isn’t on vacation — it’s still apple-ing. The apples really are still there, because what the tree is — it’s mere existence — implies the apple! You see?

There’s so much going on in your life that you aren’t aware of. You may be an entrepreneur running a business. You may not have all the money in the world. You may be struggling in these hard economic times. And, undoubtedly, you — like any other entrepreneur — are facing ups and downs. But quiet yourself for a moment and think about the flow, the progression, of things that have happened up to this point in your life. Perhaps 5 years-ago you had nothing: you were just starting off, no clients, no money, no success, no rapport with your clients and employees, etc… And so many little things happened between just starting off to now. Firstly, you started your business! Then you worked hard and got 1 single client. Then you got another. Then you partnered-up with a friend. Then you hired an employee. Then you started getting more people to your website. And so on and so on… Little by little, things happened that lead up to today! This moment.

But it was easy to forget the interconnectedness of each “little” thing. But that’s what it’s all about! The little things. You simply doing what you’re doing — whatever it may be: working at a company, running a business, writing, making videos, starting a blog, speaking — and allowing it to unfold. Something’s always happening. And as long as you’re staying true to yourself, you are rising. Success isn’t an ends to a means. Success lies in every moment of you doing what you love. Each little thing happening, happening, and happening over time. So when times get dark, all you have to do is keep going on with the absolute confidence that something is taking shape.

The apple is always on the tree, even if you can’t see it right now.

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About David Askaripour

I've been thinking about life, existence, and truth for as long as I could remember. When I was about 7 I remember getting a headache trying to figure out who created God...and if someone created him, then who create him? I love investigating and testing, taking nothing for truth that outside my direct experience. At the age of 12, I started my own candy selling business; it grew so large that the principal ended up closing me down (but that was just the beginning...) Through my videos and articles, I share my journey with the world.

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2 Responses to Something is Always Happening

  1. Pam Manos June 29, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    I wanted to let you know that I discovered one of your videos on YouTube a few weeks ago and I’ve been following your posts ever since. You have helped me renew my spirit and to begin to explore myself to find out what my passions are. I am 53 and have had a few bad years because of failing health which led me to a very empty life. Slowly I am getting some of my old spirit back into my life and I must give you a lot of the credit.
    Thanks for your positive attitude and honest approach. It makes my heart sing to see a young man with so much practical and wise life advice. Please stay on your path and I know you will be a great inspiration to many more people.
    Thanks again,

  2. David Askaripour July 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm #

    Thanks so much, Pam, for sharing your kind words with me. It means a lot to me that you found my videos and writings. You, as well, please continue down your path. Much love!

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