It can happen so fast… I have been reminded this past weekend of the fragility of our moments, of how quickly our day can change. We, as humans, tend to carry on as if we are invincible and that we have forever ahead of us, but do we?
Living each moment as a savoured taste-of-life may not be practical for most, especially those involved with careers, families and other responsibilities but even taking a few of those moments presented to you and stopping to appreciate them can do wonders for your soul. When we stop to pet a puppy, smile at a child laughing or gaze at the wonder of a sunset, we are reminded of the simple things that give us joy and reach into our souls.
We never know when our world may turn upside down, either with grief for ourselves or for another. One moment we think we have it all under control and then…..
It is common, for those who have been informed of a terminal illness, to find themselves finally understanding the blessing that an earthly life truly provides. They then take the time to really look at their loved ones, to tell them of their love for them and to make amends where possible. For one who gets to walk away from an accident unscathed, an appreciation of their strength and resilience comes to the fore, and again, life takes on a more precious air.
If we could only put aside our self-imposed stresses and strains more often we could then sooner appreciate the finer things of life, of Spirit. Putting aside our everyday responsibilities for some quiet meditation or other form of connecting to our Higher-Self or our God/Spirit allows that breathing space of tranquility to settle in. It provides us with an opportunity to see things more clearly.
Have you yet discovered your soul’s retreat? Have you learned to honour your spiritual side? Have you found a connection to someone or something that feeds and grows your soul? I hope so… It is never too late to start a new way of living, one filled with self-nourishment and care. Remind yourself each day of the fragility of life so that you may see your world through different eyes, allowing yourself to try a new way.