I was out biking yesterday…on lap 4, the final lap. I was having an “easier” ride than normal because I’d been feeling super tired for a couple of days.
So there I was, about ¼ of the way through the lap, when a totally jammin song came on my Itunes. All of a sudden I had this impulse to just start cranking it. A huge smile swept across my face…and with it the feeling of elation…and off I went, fast and strong…..so what if I’d been tired?
And then I remembered something I wrote on my Facebook page the other day….”be not timid about your life.” A friend had sent me a blog that inspired my post—about living your life with abandon.
On that last lap I felt so so good…..joyful, courageous, fierce, powerful, limitless, and in charge. In more ways than just physically—mentally, spiritually, and emotionally as well.
It feels so good to experience life with all of our senses. To feel deeply, to engage with all of our heart, to love over the top, and to live the life we really want to live.
Now, for me, “getting my groove on” and the enjoyment that follows works best when I’m rooted in quiet and stillness. When my abandon comes from a centered and sacred place. When my carefree wildness is inspired by the wholeness of the sages.
For me it’s all about Harmony.
Trusting myself. Being true to myself. Honoring myself. Honoring others.
Emerson said, “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.”
So live on the wild side you say? Throw caution to the wind a little more often?
And live on the whole integrated side too. It’s actually way more fun this way..it’s expansive and deep, it’s fun and exotic, AND the feelings of passion and aliveness endure.
Have fun. Experiment. Take risks. Live outrageously.
Live the life YOU want.
Live it regardless of whether others get it or get you. And don’t wait for anyone else either….live what matters to YOU.
And one last word of wisdom along the path….I think Emerson would suggest this:
Be LIGHTER about all things.
Stop judging yourself and others so harshly. If you are living for a standard of THIS world, then think again. Your happiness will never be found in conforming to what you think they think you should think!