We usually think of individual events and occasions when we think of the ‘golden moments’ in our life. These are moments that stand out in our memory, because we connect to them on perhaps a spiritual or emotional level. They make our lives rich and meaningful.
Isn’t it a pity though, that we confine ourselves to a limited number of these experiences in our lives?
What if every moment could be special, could be a ‘golden moment’? What if every moment is a ‘golden moment’ and the only difference is our awareness or lack of it? Many philosophers, and sociologists describe our current condition as a sleeping state. Anthony de Mello the Jesuit priest says that”
Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep.
They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep without ever waking up.
They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.
Anthony de Mello
If we are constantly sleepwalking, then it is no wonder that we only experience occasional moments of great joy, peace, love and happiness. We miss out on most of them, because our authentic essence is still asleep, dormant.
Achieving a state of awareness is, above all, an awakening – an awakening to the immense beauty, wisdom, and potential within you. We need to disconnect from the ordinary and mundane in order to achieve the extraordinary. This begins with becoming aware of where we choose to place our attention, because “energy flows where attention goes”.
John O’Donoghue in his book Divine Beauty, invites us to awaken the moments of beauty.
When you regain a sense of your life as a journey of discovery, you return to rhythm with yourself. When you take the time to travel with reverence, a richer life unfolds before you. Moments of beauty begin to braid your days. When your mind becomes more acquainted with reverence, the light, grace and elegance of beauty find you more frequently.
When the destination becomes gracious, the journey becomes an adventure of beauty.
John O’ Donoghue
What new choices do you need to make so that you can awaken to the possibility that every moment of every day is indeed a “Golden Moment”?
Join me for the Weaving the Fabric of Your Life workshop to continue your journey towards a richer life where “beauty braids your days”.
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