Sometimes, when you least expect it, life sneaks up behind you and rattles your cage a little bit. There I was all mellow, just doing the things I do, asking the questions that I ask. If you and I are going to be friends, I’m going to ask you hard questions so that not only do I know you, YOU know you. Do you know who you are?
I was asking questions and I was getting answers and all was right in the world. And quite abruptly, there was a shift, a brand new awareness of possibilities I had never considered…I can’t pinpoint the exact moment, the exact instant, but there was a depth and breadth I’d not seen before; suddenly there was a possibility, a choice, a maybe.
You’ve had the feeling of hey this is pretty good, but is there more? Or is this really, truly all there is and I’m searching for things that just don’t exist? Do I find a new religion, do I listen to a new song, do I read ancient tomes, do I move to a new town in hopes of finding ‘it,’ whatever ‘it’ is?
And then, SMACK! There it is. Right there in front of me when I absolutely wasn’t looking for it, wasn’t looking for anything, was just being myself, just being. Good thing I was paying attention.
Now what? That part I don’t know yet but I’m in no hurry.
All I can say to one and all is that if you feel in your gut, in your soul, that there’s got to be something more to life, love, work, whatever, there probably is. Just be, and pay attention; it will come. You can sort out all the details later…