Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rant # 21: What constitues the life worth living!

I have been silent for a few days. I have been somewhat consumed with the remodeling of our home. More than that, there  have been people I love who have needed me to be present

for them. I have a few priorities and my loved ones will always be first on that list of things to do.

We have been in a hotel while the painting is being done. It has been fun in a way, but Jon and I have come to see what nesters we are, including our pups, Roxy and Charlie. We all want to be home. We want the comfort of the familiar smells. The four walls that surround us, regardless of color, are the walls that make our home. We all want to be back in that zone, and tomorrow that is what will happen.

For the past week or so, some of our friends have had serious issues to deal with and more. Well, I take those things to heart. I meditate. I send out my energy (you can call that prayer, if you like), I make the effort to be present and in the moment. In other words, I choose to give. I choose to love. I choose to make a difference. All the while choosing to be happy, choosing to be content, choosing not to allow negativity to disrupt my day, choosing to be loved.

That paragraph should have spoken for itself. It all comes down to that very simple thing, choice. Why is that choice something that we find so hard to make? Why is it so much easier to choose to be infected by the negatives that are more than willing to bombard us from all sides every time we turn around? Why do we ignore the light that surrounds us and search for a candle? Why is it hard for so many to simply be happy?

I wish I had universal answers to those questions. I will share with you what I have learned to be true for me. Love is always the answer to anything that doesn't feel right to you. Look for love in any situation. It is in there somewhere. The soul is your core. The body is what drags you from place to place. The mind is what tells you how smart you are while knowing all along that your only real intelligence dwells in your spirit. Stop listening to voices. Start hearing what your spirit knows to be true. Trust. Believe. Love. Give. Care about others while caring about yourself. Forgive yourself before all others. Then open the floodgates that have waited to open for too long.

                                             Peace and Love,




  1. "The soul is your core. The body is what drags you from place to place. " I LOVE this sentence!

    You are really living your truth Bill and I find you Inspiring! (capital "I"). Being there -- really present -- for the ones you love is the most honorable way of living, I think. Atticus and I truly felt your healing energy coming our way these past weeks & we are deeply grateful :)

    The more you give, the more you receive. I hope you are not drowning in a sea of love right now!!

    love & light to you -
    Heidi & Atticus
    "commentary to give you paws..."

  2. Incredible affirmation Bill! Trust. Believe. Love. Give. Care! Couldn't agree more.

    I can also fully appreciate your statement and determination that "More than that, there have been people I love who have needed me to be present". I am quickly learning that we all need you to be present!

    You are our daily call to prayer or thoughtfulness :D

    Hope you, Jon and the pups get back into your nest soon.

    Laine D.
    "Aspire to Inspire"

  3. Bill, I love that you are such a giving soul and that people you care about come first on your to-do list (you're speaking my language with the list!). :-)

    Hoping you can nest in your remodeled surroundings soon and will feel peace and "at home."

    I also wish wonderful things to come back to you and those you love ten times as much as you send out to others!

    caregiving. family. advocacy.

  4. Oh I'm crying again - I've had a few days of the universe battering me round the head and telling me that I need to look after my soul and reconnect and stop TRYING SO HARD! Thank you for a lovely post - I have started to listen to my spirit again.
    Louise Edington
    Breaking Through Online Frontiers

  5. Your spirit is so full, you are spreading such positive energy here and no doubt with your family and friends in need. Very heartfelt post. I can feel how much you want to create and give the light you write of. I believe that part of life is the on-going cycle of finding that light, then losing it, then searching and finding it again, and so on, over and over. You write, "Why is it so hard...?" and you ask why we end up choosing the negative...maybe we all just need lots and lots of practice to become comfortable with the gift of the good.

    Hope all is well in your domain. Glad you were there when people needed you.

    Judy Stone-Goldman
    The Reflective Writer
    Personal-Professional Balance Through Writing

  6. I simply love your posts; I take something from each and every one. The past couple of days I have felt "off balance" without really knowing why. Reading your blog helps me put things back into perspective in many ways.

  7. i love your posts. They make me stop and ponder which is not easy for me to do in my crazy super busy life which is kind of the point of your post so i appreciate that.
    i often feel out of whack and I am still searching to find my inner me. i just began meditation so perhaps that will help

    Julie Labes: The Fun-Loving, Feisty, Fearless, Frisky, Fierce Over 50 Traveler