Aha! Moment Monday
We call ourselves human beings but act like we’re human doers. We never stop doing.
Just when you think you’re at the end of the list, the end moves, and more tasks appear that need your attention.
I suppose, on one hand, that’s a very good sign that you’re in demand – you’re connected – and in the process of doing, you are developing, sharing, taking care and advancing.
On the other hand, are the tasks feeding your soul? Or are they simply the pieces of the tactical puzzle we identify with as “life”?
Aha! ~ Take time to be
During one competitive golf tournament at which my son was struggling I asked him to simply stop – yes, in the middle of the round – and look at where he was. The course was nothing short of eye candy but I also asked him to witness his athletic ability, playing intelligence and the new friends he had the pleasure of playing with. To mentally recognize the volunteers at the tournament who invested in him and his playmates having a superb experience, the quality coaches who got him there, yummy on-course snacks and a buffet waiting in the clubhouse, and of course my undying support. It wasn’t only about making the shots; it was about connecting with nature, people, and very importantly, himself. It’s called “being”.
Gratitude connects us to our being and everything else on the planet.
I’m sure in your quiet moments you reflect on the colleagues who make going to work a pleasure, your family and friends for their gifts of love and kindness and that you’re cognizant of our world of opportunity and your peaceful existence. That gratitude moment can put you in an enhanced energetic state yet there’s another step to “being”; it’s “sharing”.
Yes, sending your appreciative vibes into the cosmos has a powerful, rippling effect on all living things, all at once, but like the power of a laser, focusing your heartfelt appreciation on one individual, one body of water, or one creature, will, in the moment, make a world of difference.
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” ~ Herman Melville
In celebration of Chris O’Connor who made everyone feel like we felt about him – special.
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