many things to many people. For some, it’s simply the fulfilment of our
character, our dreams, our place in the world. Often the first thing
people ask us when we meet for the first time is, “And what do you do?”
We are identified with the position we hold in our community, aren’t we?
with such clarity the time in my life when I had to retire on medical
grounds. Pretty soon thereafter, I was left feeling distraught and
completely lacking in purpose. This was the exact opposite of self-realization
as I envisaged it at the time.
self-realization is a deeper knowing of our role in the universe, of being
awake to and aware of all our infinite capabilities, inextricably linked to
Source (God, the Creator). We realize that we are not this body-mind; we
simply inhabit it temporarily. It took trauma and crisis in my life to
open my eyes to this eternal truth, and I’m forever grateful for it!
What do we really need to be happy in life? What are the things that truly matter in the long run? You know what I’m going to say, don’t you, and it isn’t career, material wealth or possessions. Sure, these things are good in life as long as we don’t become too attached to them and make them our whole raison d’etre. For me though, (and I’ve come late to this realisation) what’s really important is who and how we love.
TODAY: If you’re a competitive person like me, remember that everything we have (looks, personality, possessions, skills and so on) is on loan to us for this lifetime. We can’t take any of it with us when our time comes to leave the earth. Are these things really so much more important than allowing love into your heart? Here’s my poem on the joy of friendship. It’s called, I am Complete:
the door on this life
gifts in abundance
come tumbling out:
beyond all my needs.
But friendship holds me high
encouragement to fly
at me!” I squeal
soar in the sky
kite on a blustery day
yet full of joy
free to be me
by the filaments
The above is an extract from my new book, Soul Murmurs, published end July 2019. I’d love to hear your views. Anita😁