“May your soul be happy; journey joyfully.” Rumi , 13th century
My son sends videos and pictures of my 4-year-old granddaughter almost every day. Her sweet smile, her infectious laughter, and her silly faces brighten up the cloudiest and most stressful days. As I frantically hurry through some task to get to the next, and even fret about what I have to do hours or days from now, she reminds me of what life is really about. It’s about being. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, if you are in the moment, you’ll feel and experience at the heightened level that we are truly wired for. You’ll be there and it will make all the difference.
Think about times when you’ve been touched by another’s kind act or words, when your heart has swollen with love or pride, or when elation has taken a liquid form and trickled down your cheek. You weren’t thinking about bills, or grades, or work duties, or laundry, you were simply there. Our little 4- year old reminds us that we were meant to journey joyfully, and although the road may be foreboding at times, with turbulent water threatening our ships, and perilous pirates attacking, if we remember to just stop, breathe really deeply, and take a look around, we will see. It’s there. Joy is there. Beauty is there. Goodness is there. Love and community are there. It’s not shrouded or camouflaged, or playing hide and seek. We need to ask and we shall receive. If we are open our vision will be cleared.
Here’s to all of us journeying joyfully!
Peace and Love