We all experience moments of deep awareness of life and our place in it. What separates those with a fervor for life from those who are just willing to settle is their willingness to expand those moments from single experiences to a lifetime of movement. The ones who are ready to acknowledge that those moments of awareness are our inner selves telling us that this is the time to act.
Remember that nagging feeling that you should be doing something or that sudden insight into a person, place or situation? How often do you listen to them? How often do you stop and realize that these moments are your little push to do something. That somewhere inside you there is a little voice or feeling telling you that this is the time. The time to think, the time to feel, the time to act.
All too often we get wrapped up in the busyness of our day to day lives that we let those times slip through our fingers. We fail to realize that by letting those moments slip away we are loosing our chance at the wonder life can bring. Then along comes those vivid reminders of just how short life really can be. That phone call that we have unexpectedly lost a loved one, the mother of a friend has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and only has days to live (that was the one I was faced with this morning), a job has been lost, friends are getting divorced…. the list of those life shortening, life altering notices can be endless.
So faced with the reality that life is unexpected and short, the importance of recognizing those moments becomes paramount. Experiencing those moments of awareness, listening to those little murmers in our ears to take action, allowing ourselves to be fully immersed in life – these are the things that tell us it is time. Time to make sure we never leave this life with regrets. Time to make sure that those we care about know every moment that they are important to us. Time to build foundations under the castles of dreams that we have built in the sky. TIME TO LIVE, LOVE AND LAUGH! Are you ready?