Being truly alive is more than being incarnate; it is your spirit savoring the wonder of life.
Please discuss. How does this play out in life?
I’ll start us out. Some days it feels like we are trudging along. The cares of the day can feel heavy and overwhelming. We do our best to cope, but are thankful when the day is done. Other days are okay. Nothing horrible occurs and we follow our daily routine, comfortable and predictable. Then there are the magical days, the ones where all seems to go right and wonderful things occur. We treasure those days and they live golden in our memories.
Here is what we tend to forget: in any day, however challenging, good things, amazing things are happening. We’re alive; we’re interconnected in divine consciousness; there are beings who love and appreciate us; nature, much as we abuse it, is till astoundingly beautiful and diverse; our bodies tend to function as they are supposed to; our basic needs for food, water, and shelter most likely are met, and then some; music, art, and the written and spoken word enrich daily existence. Even the days we perceive as a string of disasters have many small miracles embedded in them. In our very existence, we are blessed.
Today’s message reminds me to be on the lookout for the sweet spots in life. They are all around me—the purr of a cat, connection with a friend, a colorful sunset, a bee tasting a flower, a favorite song on the radio, a juicy piece of fruit. Creation offers a wealth of savory experiences. When I mindfully enjoy them as they occur, I honor the gift of my life.
How about you? How do you notice and appreciate the beautiful among the mundane or difficult?