Little beautiful surprises await me every day; they await anyone who tunes themselves in to look for them.
I know I desire to experience those wonders of life, because not only are they inspirational and do they tune me to a higher frequency but also they get me out of those times when I’m not doing so great — crabby, angry, sad, defeatist. Yes, we all have those times, if we admit that. However, they can be much briefer and become times of appreciation themselves.
How? On an unseasonably warm, muggy morning, I love seeing the bright morning sun in an azure eastern sky bouncing its rays off a wall of massive cumulonimbus clouds in the west. I don’t know exactly where the beauty lies — in the sun or in the clouds. Yes, I do have negative, cloudy feelings at times, but I appreciate myself and understand the personal truths I have seen, the Heart I have come to know, and the awakening I have experienced provide the basis of a journey of sun and clouds, of growth and joy, of love and appreciation.
The tension between Ego and Heart, clouds and light, produce beauty. My Heart, core Self, the real me, appreciates the same sort of beauties as I look at life around me. Sometimes, the clouds of those who purposefully reject Heart and court Ego are so threatening, destructive, and ugly that it becomes pretty clear the source of beauty are those who endure, who survive, who persist, love, and shine despite the oppression.
However, beautiful surprises of small magnitude abound every day. Since we all have Ego, it would behoove us — if and only if we wish to have a happy life — to be attuned to Heart, that little beauty detector energizer. Fellowship with the Heart raises awareness of mind, soul, and body to those instances, things like the extra strong aroma when I open the bag of coffee, the way my puppies look at me with an extra dose of trust, expectation, or love, the smiles and waves of neighbors or passing motorists as I’m walking the puppies, a baby or toddler in a store or restaurant who smiles back at me. Yeah, those kinds of beautiful surprises.
I know that really rotten shit is going on in governments around the world, America included. I know injustice, hatred, and inequalities abound. The questions becomes personal: What are you going to look for? What do you want to see? If you want to see that shit, it’s there, baby. But it will make you feel like its essence: shit.
Some folks kid themselves. They say they don’t want to see such stuff, but it’s just there. Yes, and I respond to it by exposing as far as I dare go without stinking myself. Those same folks who sniff for the shit, though, are often the ones who trivialize the sorts of things I have written of here. Choices. Feel bad or feel good?
I had thought to share one of those beautiful little surprises that occurs in my novel, The Fellowship of the Heart, but I will save that for maybe tomorrow. Tonight, I think this is enough, partly because I will get to experience a bit of the beauty of life in just about an hour and a half. While it won’t be a surprise because I know about it, it will be pleasant: I’m picking up my neighbors from the airport. They are always so grateful and happy to be home and see me. Yeah, that feels good, too.
Blessings as you tune in to the beauties of life, and I hope you’re surprised by some of those tomorrow!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!