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On Living Life Over, Enlightenment, And What You Don’t Learn In School

Anthony V. Lombardo
You Are A Conscious Creator
3 min readAug 7, 2022


Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica | Photo by the author

Here are four messages of higher consciousness for you.

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If I Had To Live My Life Over, I Would Pick More Daisies

Don Herold

If I had my life to live over, I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax; I’d limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I’m one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after the other, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dance; I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.


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On Enlightenment and Awakening ​

Jeff Brown

I am relieved to know that enlightenment cannot be found in a tape or a book, at a workshop or a refuge, on a yoga mat or a meditation cushion. It can’t be found by witnessing the pain body or feigning forgiveness.

It isn’t waiting for us at the next spiritual conference or the next empowerment weekend. It isn’t living in the excesses of positive thinking, nor is it waiting on the outskirts of the world, safely above the fray.

I am also relieved to know that those who claim they have arrived at its illusory shores are, by definition, delusional, for anyone who begins to awaken immediately recognizes how many…



Anthony V. Lombardo
You Are A Conscious Creator

Anthony V. Lombardo is a meditation artist, explorer of consciousness, and website consultant for Spiritual Entrepreneurs. Join the Tribe: