a post about life

On the ride home from school today, I asked my boys what today’s post should be about.

Life.

Yes, but what about life?

You know. Life!

Yes, but what about life, like what topic about life?

You know…..LIFE! Mom, maybe you should just write a book about it too.

Yes, but what about?

Mom…..LIFE!

hmmmmmm

The second answer was…

How life is a gift and shouldn’t be taken for granted.

Ok, seriously smart kids here.

But it really has me thinking, what about life do we want to know more about? Our hopes, our dreams, our joys? Our struggles, our fears, our disappointments? How we get through them? How we deal with them? How we show up on the other side of them?

Or is more about the meaning of life? Why are we here, what is our purpose, what is the bigger picture? How we navigate through this bigger picture?

What happens while we are here? The lessons we learn? The successes, the failures, the truths, the lies, the ‘life’ that continues to move even though we feel sometimes as though we are standing still. How one moment flies by, and the others move so slowly?

What I’ve come to realize, is that for me, it’s all about connection. What we resonate with, who we relate to, who inspires us, who goes before us and paves the way, how expansion happens in those moments when inspiration hits from all of that connection.

Everything that I do, whether I know it or not, is related to some connection I’ve made with a connection they’ve made with me.  Words, books, movies, cars, houses, dishsoap, makeup, EVERYTHING, I do or own is based on a feeling of connection that I have made with these ‘things’.

But what about the internal connection I have with myself? How do I foster that? What have I ignored? What have I listened to?  What happens based on my answers to the last 2 questions?

Don’t we need to experience everything that we are called to before making an informed decision? I had one year of university before I knew that I didn’t want to do that anymore.  For so long, I was upset at the money and time I had wasted being there. But if I hadn’t gone wouldn’t I always would have wondered if I should have gone?  Perhaps there were more questions I could’ve asked myself before making that decision that would have helped me have a more informed one but, I was only 18.

This year is all about being open and experiencing things, places, people, that I have closed myself off to, don’t we owe it to ourselves to find out what makes our hearts beat a little faster?  I love this quote by Panache Desai, allow your heart to be your gentle guide. I know it is going to guide me into…LIFE!

 

Much love, Christy