Bhutan Border Kris King tendril

Crystal-Clear Vision, Better Than Twenty-Twenty

Download audio file

Subscribe to the audio podcast

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Crystal-Clear Vision, Better Than Twenty-Twenty

Life is not a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming…
WOW! What a Ride!
-Mary Morrow Hagle

Lately, I am constantly walking around in a state called “goose bumps!” My skin feeling extra alive and sensitive to what’s happening right now, my whole being in a state of just-right excitement, food tastes extra delicious, and all my senses are vibrantly turned on! Whatever I am involved in or working on is coming together with ease and amazing quality, and then leading naturally to my next involvement, which is right on track with where I want to go.

Once or twice, I’ve caught myself wondering if I’m missing something—like the hard part—and I realize I’m not used to such ease, so little resistance, anxiety, or concern about my next step. When I realize I am doing this, looking for the hard part, I stop, breathe, and then I relax. I let go of my imagined-worry memories and step right back into the flow state.

These feelings and the results I’m creating are too good to just let them be a blip on my radar screen of life. So I’ve been paying attention to how this all came about. I keep asking myself this question: “What am I doing differently to create this ease and these great results?” I stay open-minded, curious, listening to my own responses, and this is what I learned.

The recipe is simple. That is not to say it is easy. Taking the action is a little more involved. What am I doing differently? I let go of my fear of knowing my truth and what that could lead to. I let go of my expectations of how life is supposed to be. I let go of worrying about whether you will like me or not; I let go of my fear that “they” would laugh at me. I let go of thinking that I could never do enough, be enough, have enough. I let go of judging my own dreams. I let go of my past limitations and looked to my future. My future, my own creation!

And my vision became crystal clear. I found a place inside my heart, mind, and spirit so peaceful and yet exhilarating that I burst out laughing! I let myself see how I want my life to be at home in my relationships with my husband, sons, and family. I let myself see what I want to create in my work with my staff, participants, breast cancer survivors. I let myself see the impact I want to have wherever I am, and even where I am not, in this world crying out for inspiration. I let myself see how and where I want to invest my time and with whom, my community involvement, and most of all what I want Wings to stand for and to be. And I am simply doing those things. I chose them with every ounce of my being!

Like I said before, the recipe is easy; taking the action is where the work takes place, where the transformation occurs. Doing the action is where my fear of the unknown raises its scary head and tells me, “Don’t do it. They will think you are weird! This is dangerous.” However, when my vision is compelling, makes my heart go flip-flop in a great way, when I know it is what I really want, my passion pulls me through my fear. My courage helps me calm my anxious heart and do what I know will fulfill my dreams.

Will there be bumps and lumps along the way? Of course. Lumps are part of life, those unexpected events that are outside the story we have written for ourselves, that challenge us to rise up above our fears and be our best selves. Will my vision take me to places I can’t see yet? Of course. Pioneers do not know for sure where they are going, and surprises are a delightful part of life. Will I be doing what I want to do, and spending time with people, like you, who I want to be with? Yes, because I am stepping into my vision again and again and living it with the support of so many loving and inspired people…fellow travelers.

Seeing our vision clearly and then choosing it again and again at each choice point is the key to freedom, fulfillment, and personal success. What do you want your life to stand for? How do you want to be remembered? Is it time to let yourself dream big?

May every day of your life be filled with joy, abundance, right action, truth, compassion, creativity, friends, and your crystal-clear vision to lead the way.


1. What are you doing when you feel most alive, present, and fulfilled?

2. In the past, what have you thought that made doing things feel hard for you?

3. What have you been afraid others would think of you if you did what you wanted most?

4. If you knew you would be remembered for three things at the end of your life, what would you want them to be?

With love and gratitude,
Kris King

| More

33 Responses to “Crystal-Clear Vision, Better Than Twenty-Twenty”

  1. Going Here says:

    It’s an amazing article in support of all the web people; they will take benefit from it I am sure.

  2. kiell no kepa kahi lama do.

  3. I was very happy to seek out this net-site.I needed to thanks in your time for this excellent read!! I undoubtedly enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  4. Thanks for the ideas shared on your own blog. Another thing I would like to state is that weight reduction is not exactly about going on a dietary fads and trying to shed as much weight as you can in a few days. The most effective way to shed weight is by getting it slowly and gradually and obeying some basic recommendations which can help you to make the most through your attempt to drop some weight. You may know and already be following some tips, although reinforcing information never affects.

  5. Music began playing as soon as I opened up this internet site, so irritating!

  6. pc system says:

    leather jackets can definitely make you look superior, additionally they make you feel warm and comfortable,,

  7. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very useful info particularly the last part :) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular information for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.|

  8. click here! says:

    Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to stop hackers?

  9. like this says:

    Found this from Yahoo. Nice stuff, enlightening and easy to read! Liking it

  10. Hey there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks for your time!

  11. It’s really a great and helpful piece of info. I am satisfied that you shared this useful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thank you for this article. I would also like to talk about the fact that it can possibly be hard while you are in school and just starting out to establish a long history of credit. There are many scholars who are only trying to make it through and have a long or positive credit history can often be a difficult point to have.

  13. buy solo ads says:

    Merely wanna comment that you have a very nice website , I the pattern it really stands out.

  14. Yay google is my queen aided me to find this outstanding website!

  15. Yes you are right, YouTube is finest video sharing website, because YouTube is a lightly no much streaming time rather than other web pages.

  16. Well written! My pals think you have performed fantastically!

  17. Good answer back in return of this matter with solid
    arguments and telling the whole thing on the topic of that.

  18. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be a lot more useful than ever before.

  19. plumbing says:

    Great beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your web site, how can i subscribe for
    a blog web site? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright
    clear idea

  20. Hi there would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good web hosting provider at a fair price? Thank you, I appreciate it!

  21. Joel Damico says:

    Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is actually frustrating. A good site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Cant find it.

  22. I was just searching for this information for a while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, finally I got it in your website. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this type of informative websites in top of the list. Normally the top web sites are full of garbage.

  23. mon blog says:

    you are truly a excellent webmaster. The site loading speed is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterwork. you have done a great activity on this matter! jdei726ya

  24. I totally dig this idea, but . . . who writes the first letters you guys or us? (above says, you guys, but the email I got just said we write them.) What is the subject matter? Can we write about anything? I’m able to imagine this is a lot cheaper than therapy or medication for some men and women. Can we include photos of our cats? How about recipes for vegan cupcakes? There can be a chance I might have interesting things to write about. What is the statistical probability that the reader will care? Fantastic idea! You are all magnificent. Please advise.

  25. Ditto to Ginny re: posting the earlier letters for new subscribers. Alsocan you explain to us who wrote the January letters?

  26. Which card is very best and simple to get if I have incredibly low credit score? Any recommendation

  27. Phil Rudnick says:

    Oh and I’m not a Liverpool or Chelsea supporter, however the way the Liverpool fans were still singing You’ll In no way Walk alone when their team was losing and the game was almost finished was pretty. Big respect.

  28. I was really pleased to encounter this web-site. I wanted to thank you for your time for this terrific read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff your blog.6364 SE MCNARY RD MILWAUKIE, OR 97267

  29. Lucas says:

    Hi to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this site, and
    your views are nice designed for new viewers.

  30. Dear Kris,I want to tell you of the coincidence of my finding your blog on Oscar Wilde!!It has been about two or three weeks since I’ve been very spiritual,due,I think,to my decision to become a believer again after 48 years of not being such a person.i totally agree with your blog about life being too important to be taken seriously.In fact,I’m following all the things you wrote that you though Wilde would have thought.There’s only one deficiency that i must own up to,which is not doing volunteer work,but I have realizes on my own that I need to do so,which will be with literacy work or with the homeless,except I’m afraid of trying to deal with so many people who are destitute.Well,it’s only fear that keeping me from acting,and thanks to my newfound freedom,I’m afraid of nothing.Therefore,I promise to take the action necessary to start my volunteer efforts today.Next thank you so much for just being there to inspire us to enjoy the”incredible lightness of being”.In fact,that’s how I found you,by typing the “incredible lightness of being” and seeing your blog,although I knew that the movie is called the”Unbearable Lightness of Being!!”What a coincidence,huh??!!There’s a definition of “coincidence”that I really like.It’s a miracle in which God wishes to remain anonymous.See you on Facebook,I hope.Just don’t stop what you’re doing.
    Sincerely,Richard W. England

  31. Texasgirl says:

    Greetings Mate, I am commenting from Caloundra Australia. We have had a lot of wind the last week and I’ve only just been able to connect to the interwebs :). Thanks so much for the great article. It inspired me a lot with my school social studies essay :)

  32. Susan Murphy says:

    Kris,you will always have a special place in my heart.
    You are timeless. listening to you speak,I feel like you are right next to me.
    Maybe ,kind of like a guardian angel.
    I feel most alive when I am in service and helping others,through serving the homeless,my Hospice volunteer work,visiting an inmate in prison,lending a helping hand to someone in need,being there to recognize a person’s inner beauty and acknowledge them with respect and a heart to heart sharing for someone who is feeling lonely.xoxo to everyone of us,we are all beautiful beings worthy of being respected and loved !

Leave a Reply