I’ve spent a great deal of time alone this weekend. This has given me an opportunity for some deep introspection. A few of my thoughts have centered around the sameness and differences in living as a spirit occupying a body…
Here are a couple of thoughts or observations; We all come to this existence via the same road. Yet along that road there are smaller paths that lead us to different roads or in some cases back on to our original road. These paths are all choices we’ve made or not made that ultimately shape our destiny. Which is why I find anything that claims to be the only “way”, that restricts a soul from finding its true purpose (setting up a road block) can’t be from the source…
Each path chosen is a lesson (an awakening) that will lead your spirit home. Some of us will get lost and run in circles. Others will soar above the path refusing conventional ideology…
I wish you wings,
The title may infer, how the cat may wake you by purring into your ear – The neighbor’s car alarm going off – The phone ringing at an early hour and it’s a wrong number. I’m not referring to those rude awakenings. I’m speaking of the sudden realization that one day has arrived…
I encountered this sort of rude awakening in the gym this morning. I over heard two twenty somethings talking about things they want to do before they were fifty! Hell I thought I had that very conversation the other week! Except that week was in 1982!
After the immediate shock and awe,I began to reassess my next thirty years. I’m going to focus less on accumulating things, and more on accumulating experiences. I don’t think at 85 I’m going to regret not owning a BMW – I would regret not going to Germany! To be honest the only “thing” I’ve regretted not buying, was a Rolex when I visited Switzerland in 1982 – I was 25 and it was something I’d do again “one day”. One day has arrived and the exchange rate isn’t 1982 friendly… So I’ll survive without the Rolex and seek more experiences with the people I love. Because when I’m gone it will be the experiences we shared that will be treasured – Not the things I left behind.
So I’ll close with this small visualization; visualize a balance scale on the right place all the things you’ve accumulated .On the left all the experiences you’ve shared. I’m guessing if you’re happy the left out weighs the right. experiencing life, there is an app for that – Its called living!
Some runs are memorable for their time or distance others for the experience. Then there are those like today that are a Natural High. The run becomes more than physical exercise but an awakening – A Satori. When all of nature joins and suddenly you feel a part of the universe. Your senses become acute and you notice all the nuances of color and light. Birds seem to follow you, and a friendly squirrel races beside you in an alfalfa field. The breeze cools your skin and carries the musty scents of autumn. Nature sings through the babbling brook and the bird’s songs while your feet keep rhythm as they hit the pavement.
I came away with a light heart and a lifted spirit today. This was a memorable run, a natural high – For this and everyday I’m truly blessed and grateful.
Did you ever wake up some mornings and say to your self how did I get here? I’m not speaking of the what happens in Vegas kind of mornings, but the morning awakenings that jar you into the present. You know the kind, the yesterday I was twenty something and had it all figured out and today I’m fifty something and haven’t a clue! You can’t figure out where the time went, how you got to be who you are and sometimes you’re not even sure you know yourself!
So what do you do from here? You can roll over and forget you’ve just received a notice from God/The Universe/Your Higher Power or you take advantage of the message and answer those questions. How? By looking for what moves your spirit. What inspires you? Start by listening to your inner voice trusting your gut! Many of us feel unfulfilled because we’ve followed paths created by others.
The next step is decide what you want and ask for it… Be willing to accept all that will come along with it – Nothing is for free. We always have karma to pay back…
As for me, I’m figuring that out, I’ll keep lacing my shoes and run, tying my belt and teach but I’ll be sitting quietly and listen to what my heart desires…