August 1st, 2013
Today I turn 45…what I consider to be the mid-point of my life. And I feel immensely grateful to have reached this milestone…sure, with some bruises and scratches (both inside and out), but overall I’m well…and still breathing. It’s so good to be alive.
Yesterday morning I woke up thinking about the things that I want to do going forward, in order to live a richer and more meaningful life. This list includes things that I want more of as well as the things that I want less of. For me, making changes in both ways (doing more of and less of) will lead me closer to sustaining personal fulfillment. And I would like nothing more than to radiate this sense of peace and happiness out into the world…in the form of light and love, and perhaps through the things that I create, whether it be in the form of actual art projects or through photos and words. This is what I intend, and this is what I hope my blog will also convey.
Okay, to my list, which looks like this:
- deep breathing, meditation and yoga
- widening my comfort zone
- deepening awareness
- community service
- worrying about what’s next
- mindless eating and overall consumption
- unhealthy relationships
I’m sure that if I think more about this subject, I could come up with many more things to add to my lists. However, sometimes it’s good to not over think things. I wonder, what things might you include on your lists?
Beginning August 5, Oprah and Deepak Chopra are offering a free 21-day guided meditation focusing on relationships. I’ll definitely be doing this and if you’re interested, more details can be found here.
BTW, for my birthday each year Bill helps me with designing a new blog banner. My birthday is the anniversary of my blog, which I started four years ago. Throughout these years I have enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet so many of you. I feel that there have been some real connections made. And I am thankful for the good energy that you bring and leave behind at my blog. Please know that your comments and emails are so sincerely received. Thank you. Thank you for the encouragement and light.
See light, feel light, give light…be light.