you can live the life you want if you can love the life you find.
many of us celebrated a holiday of gratitude last week (and many of us are still full!) any excuse to be grateful is ok by me, though not needing an excuse is good too. we are, after all, breathing and living on this beautiful planet, warmed by an incredible sun, in a tremendous sea of cosmic expansion.
there’s a book i have called The Untethered Soul (Michael A. Singer), which i reference with some frequency. there’s a chapter about death that is particularly powerful, and what i have taken most from it is that the best way to appreciate what you have is to imagine that you don’t have it.
we’ve all heard the term “first world problems” before, and my goodness don’t we have a lot of them! we’re good at finding all sorts of problems, because most of us (that are reading this at a computer) just don’t have that many. if there are big ones, then we don’t really get around to the trivial things.
we all take things for granted, that’s just perspective. no one can keep a clear and appreciative mind all the time, but the ones that come close have learned how to recalibrate and they do it often. it ain’t no one time thing! sometimes we don’t realize we’re taking things for granted, but just imagine they aren’t there; you’ll realize pretty quickly if you are!
so how about life? are you taking that for granted? that could go away at any second, without warning, without a fair trial, without discrimination and without remorse. it’s hard to feel entitled to life when death is so clearly the keeper of it! i’m a believer in the circle of life. i believe they are one in the same. death is not our enemy but the greatest of teachers.
so live. live well.