Life is filled with an agenda of so many things we need to do each day and trying to find time in our daily calendars to see family and friends becomes just another item on the list. Yet it’s these very people in our lives that when we make the time to be with them we discover the experience is one that nurtures our spirit. We find ourselves asking what happened, why don’t we do this more often, I had such a nice time? How did our lives get so busy that the most important things that bring peace and simplicity to our lives seem to take a back seat over all the other responsibilities we have?
When we take time out to nurture our spirit either by paying loving attention to ourselves or being with those we love it rejuvenates us so we can go back into the world again and continue meeting the things that are demanding our attention. The majority of us do not make ourselves a priority when life is knocking at our door. When our body is asking for attention and needs nurturing we don’t respond. I know of people where it has taken an unfortunate illness and wakeup call before they realized it’s time to pay attention to my SELF. Everything else in our lives becomes a priority and yet when we consciously recognize this and switch things up to ensure we do make the time to look after ourselves, we experience a sense of peace. Why is that? Could it be because we are responding with love for our SELF?
Love is an amazing catalyst for discovering peace. It truly is the simple things in life that tend to bring us fulfilment yet we are always waiting for what’s next? The next holiday, the next job, the next relationship, the next day we can rest and relax, the next moment when we’re stress free or the next material item we can acquire. Why wait? Make a conscious decision today to realize where your life is at in this moment and what is it you are waiting for? When we ask ourselves “what is it we really want” and I do mean a deeper inquiry other than the typical things we want such as health, financial freedom, a house, a job etc. Most of us would most probably say what we really want is peace, freedom or fulfilment. We tend to believe that any of these aspects are out of our reach with all the demands occurring in our lives, yet when we consciously stop and ask this question, event for a moment, it is possible to discover that these are already aspects of who we really are and they are always present, busy or not. Check it out for yourself and see.
Listen to what your heart is wanting from you and what your body needs and make a decision to respond to the call from yourself. Our lives are made up of moments, embrace each one completely and take the time to make your SELF a priority. Stop waiting for the next experience to happen, the next material possession to come along and recognize what is HERE NOW, welcome the moment with all it has to offer, because it too will be gone in an instant. Honor your spirit and walk towards the journey your heart desires.
In love, Lorraine