using your Truth Love Energy to learn how to choose, and to choose how to learn
When I was little, I fell in love with the cover of Volume 4 of the Book of Popular Science. It was a photo of the Double Arch at Arches National Park in Utah. When I needed to, I transported myself to that place to get away from my childhood stress. It was my happy place. I vowed to myself I would one day go there in real life. For years and years, it was my fondest wish.
Then one summer I overhead my brother Patrick say he wanted to take a long drive to the ocean and back to Kansas. I went up to him later and said I want to go and so we did. We drew up our destinations for the trip. I had two must sees: Donner Lake and the Double Arch.
We went to Denver, Laramie, the Temple at Salt Lake City, drove over the very flat salt flats, Reno, and then at Donner Lake. There was a very tall statue there with a plaque about the "brunt of fate." I looked for bones and then we went on to Sacramento, and to Monterrey to visit another of my brothers, Ed. We got into the Aquarium for free since Ed is the CFO of the place. He then piled into the car and I briefly saw the ocean at Pebble Beach, then we went to Kings Canyon and found the towering redwoods. It smelled really nice there. Next we drove to Las Vegas where after a few days, Ed flew home. The next day, Patrick my brother and I were back in Utah. Once we got into Arches Park, we drove along to find my happy place. My brother speaks Italian and he translated a hilarious argument a group of Italian tourists had. And suddenly I was there! The Double Arch!
Something did not seem right, however. And when I realized what the book publisher had done, I felt tricked and somewhat cheated. How could they be so careless? So I lost my happy place and learned a lesson on the "brunt of fate."