Warmth:  The warmth I feel inside comes from the energy that I am; a well-spring of the soul.  While it can appear that I am motivated by exterior things, I am basically stimulated to act by what is within.  The facts are, whether I am ‘doing’ because of fear or because of freedom, it is actually because of what is going-on inside.  I could not be moved by it, unless there was something to make it so.  This could be expressed in a different way, what you see in me you have in you.  That means, if I see something I like, I must have it, and if I see something that bothers me, or rattles-my-cage, I have that too.  If I encounter something I don’t really like, but it doesn’t get to me very much, then I have taken a big step in mastering that area.  As long as I am being honest with myself, I can discern where I am at and what I need to work on.  It’s a bigger picture I tune-into when I realize, it’s all about me!  All the people, the situations, the politics, the dis-eases and yes, even all the concepts and confusion; it’s all “here for me.”  I am comforted that people-will-be-people and that this place is a giant school; to learn and grow spiritually.  Along my journey there are times I can rest and enjoy the heat from a fireplace and there are times when I stay warm by being active and involved on my adventures.  Both are important, but it is essential to remember there is always a fire inside.