This post was going to be on “being present”… you know, an ‘authenticity-in-the-moment-and-not-letting-your-mind-wander-when-around-others’ type of post.
What if we boiled it down to just ‘being’? I talk a lot about being purposeful in my interactions, in my life decisions…but lately I have been wondering about just relaxing. Enjoying my moments. Whatever they look like. I suppose that is actually being authentic isn’t it??! Just minus the big word.
It may be that the kind of relaxing I am talking about requires lots of trust, tho. How so?
Well, if you want your life to have meaning… and to live in the light of that meaning, you have to think about it, decide what to do about it and decide if this next action or comment is in alignment with that desired meaning. How ON EARTH can you relax, if every moment is under scrutiny???
For me… I trust in a higher power I call God. I have come to believe that if HE made me, and if HE defines my purpose, and maybe shares it with me thru revelation, or specific talents or circumstances. Wouldn’t it stand to reason that once we have decided on how / who I want to be, that I can relax and trust that that very direction will act like an undertow or maybe current in my life?
Maybe I don’t have to TRY so hard. Maybe the essence of who I have decided to be will shine thru naturally as I enjoy my moments in life.
Today I had a deep sense of “drinking it in” and wanting to drink deeply (no, not vodka… altho…) the moment I was in. And in that moment I felt I was at my best.
So here’s to relaxing. Drinking it in. And being.
You may have to think a little first, tho.