Here's something to think about ... when you are having a really good time, do you fully enjoy it? Is there an awareness that something juicy is going on? Do you ever ponder the significance of what it means to be having fun, engaging in an activity that brings you pleasure? Are you even fully present for it or, do you have the thought, later on, "Gee, I had a good time last night", and that's it?
The reason I'm asking is because I used to get a thrill out of something and leave it at that. It was simply a fleeting moment. Over the years and through mindfulness, I've had a different reaction. One of the experiences that changed my thinking was hearing Barbara Sher, author of Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want and I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It, speak. She talked about helping people find their true calling. Basically, she would guide them in uncovering what would "light" them up and take it from there.
I grew up thinking life had to be mostly difficult and, in fact, if something was hard, it had more value. What came easily and was fun didn't have as much "weight". The truth is, what was serious and tough weighed me down. When I was having an easy, happy time, my whole body felt light and whole.
This week's Pleasure Peek was,
"When something 'lights' you up, pay attention.
An invitation is being extended and,
you have to accept in order to fully enjoy"
So, listen when life calls to you. The Universe is tapping you on your shoulder and wants to help you see your gifts and where you resonate. When you are in that "zone", you are more complete and better able to offer your best to the world!
Postscript: My 88 year old Mum died last Sunday. Growing up through the depression and a child of immigrants, life had some really tough times for her. It was challenging for her to seek out "easy" as her hard work and perseverance paid off in the form of a better life than her parents had. However, I will always be grateful that my mother had a sense of humor and she encouraged us to find the "funny" in life. I hope it's all effortless and painless for you now, Mum. You deserve it! XOXO