The Feeling Of Life Can Be Real And Fulfilling - Make It So
Oh what a feeling this life has for us. Can you not see it? Can you not sense it? Or does it all pass you by?
Sure, life in the 21st Century is hectic and full of this stress and that. The pressures are there for all to see - financial, social, political, environmental. Where will it all end?
We can so easily get caught up in the things we are doing, the things that are happening in our life. So we can easily forget to smell the roses. We can forget to step back, just for a few moments, to see the bigger picture, to see what life really is all about.
The joy and the anguish, the happiness and the sadness, the success and the failure. It is all there each and every day. And we can get a small taste of it ourselves in our own lives, can we not?
We wake up and we are quickly thrust into the day - no time to savor breath in, breath out. The alarm clock failed to go off and so we are late. Rush the shower, bolt down the breakfast, and into the day. The commute may be straightforward or, being late, may turn into the nightmare that we had hoped to avoid.
Another day swiftly takes over our consciousness, and off we go. Trying to catch up with ourselves and the tasks that we need to accomplish. So much to do and so little time, we all say.
Yet, in this chaos, a friend or colleague comes dancing in. They are having a good day and are excited by life. The contrast is noticeable. They are light on their feet, while we seem leaden. They are chirpy, we are solemn and feel tired. They manage to raise the temperature of the moment, the stakes of the day, by again showing us how life can be - and how we often feel it, but just not now.
And off they go. But do they take that understanding with them, or do they leave a little behind as a reminder. As a taster for us that all is still well - in our maelstrom of a day, all is well - and that the peace and tranquility, the energy and the excitement of life, is merely a heartbeat away. A breath away.
And do we learn? Are we reminded? Do we capture that essence or are we back in there fighting our corner still, trying to make sense out of everything, while also enjoying our life - which seems so hard right now.
Perhaps life will always be this mixture of emotions, thoughts and feelings. But in the midst of all of that we have to make some sense of the life we have, and what we are doing with it.
For our own sanity if nothing else.
So what can we do?
We can give ourselves a few moments (and more) to gather ourselves, to settle down. To be at one with our own self, with our own essence inside.
Endeavor to explore that. To explore ourselves. To find out about ourselves, the constancy within. The peace away from the storm.
To have the wish that this was felt more often. That this contentment, that surely life has to offer us - as well as everyone else - is there for us to savor and to taste, to enjoy and to experience.
And we need to take the time and the trouble, the effort and more, to find out more about our inner life. The breath we have each day, coming unbidden, and welcome it and feel it. In and out.
Build a firm foundation from which to live. Go beyond the daily strife and explore and experience - that thing the prophets, and many others, have hinted at, have spoken about.
Send up a thought - a prayer if you wish - this is for me, please help me . . .
Be sincere and humbly wait . . .
The power of words . . .
I strongly feel that words have a place in our lives. As we read we can let the words gently flow over us. We can let ourselves open to the thoughts and their meanings, the ideas and their origin, the phrases and the understandings that they have ready for us. Too gently and slowly impact on our lives as we read - and in the future when we recall their meaning for us.
I hope this page has this effect. If we just remember that words can be very powerful - healing, soothing, comforting, relaxing . . .
Oh, what a feeling
I can now appreciate
And try life's wonders to discover
I feel that life is on my side
From many a negative thought
Life is so intense
of my inner feeling and sanity
I feel the warmth in this situation
I am so emotional
For things have got the better of me
And I will not hold a grudge
What a sensation
my instincts no aberration
positivity is a given
my path in life a real passion
my life, it can be heaven