Have you ever thought about how everyone in the grocery store pretends to be the sole customer? Unless your cart is bombarded by another cart, rarely does anyone speak to anyone else. Why is that? What would happen if you found a peach that reminded you of a fleshy bottom. And what if you started to giggle like a four year old, to yourself. Then, what if a stuffy looking lady comes by to look, like you, at the nice new peaches. Do you share what made you laugh or do you pretend you are numb, keeping all the silliness to yourself so you don't dare look 1. idiotic, 2. childish, or 3. perverted. You decide to show her. Your face lights up as you show her the fleshy bottom of the peach! You giggle as you ask her if she sees what you see. She looks at you like you are 1. idiotic, 2. childish, 3. perverted. You keep giggling. YOU have fun. YOU enjoy life's magic. You FEEL! And you know what...when that lady is driving home, safe in her fancy spotless car, she too, begins to giggle. She wonders to herself why she was so stuffy with you, why she couldn't laugh, too. I'm gonna next time, she says to herself outloud, I'm gonna start having more fun like that, too!
Let's challenge ourSelves today to experience more rawness, to feel more deeply, to share more of our Selves than we ever have before. That may mean surrounding yourself with kinder, gentler, more loving energy or it may mean shifting the perspectives of those sedentary souls you find yourself with....or maybe a little bit of both. Cultivate what you value, what you want, what makes your heart and soul sing and the good life is yours. Poof! Now!
The good life is a process,
not a state of being.
It is a direction
not a destination.