The gift that keeps on giving

The gift that keeps on giving

When talking about anything spiritual, it can be a bit tricky trying to put it into words.

But, why is that?

I think it’s because the spiritual aspect of you is different to the human aspect of you.

Sometimes as a human, the material world requires explanation, facts and/or evidence before anyone entertains it and facts and figures are easily put down in black and white.

However, becoming more spiritual and being connected to that aspect of ourselves, can involve a feeling, a sense or an emotion, that we experience but can’t put into words, or perhaps might not be believable to anyone other than those who have experienced it for themselves. 

We can describe how delicious that gooey salted caramel brownie was or how beautiful and moving the vivid orange coloured sun set over the calm, smooth, turquoise surface of the ocean was, but no matter how graphic or creative we are with our words that describe every aspect of these things, it doesn’t have the same impact or lasting memory to anyone else unless they feel and experience it for themselves.

We all want to live a full and exciting life – but what does that mean to you? Sometimes it can take us a while to work it out, and sometimes we have no idea. However, when we do, it can be surprisingly different to what we first thought was the key to happiness.

The material life is amazing and beautiful and technologically astounding, but how long does that feeling of satisfaction last? 

Let yourself sit with that for a few minutes, then…

Think about the time that a child in your family touched you in a way that your heart filled with joy and your eyes filled with tears, or

the time you stopped to watch the sun go down and experienced a calm and stillness that made you feel at peace inside that was so comforting, or maybe

the time you discovered the most beautiful place and surroundings, it took your breath away.

These things last a lifetime and whenever you think about them, you are filled with that same sense of the experience, that makes you smile. Sigh or catch your breath.

I suppose for me, it’s not about replacing one with the other, but it is about taking the best bits of both to create a truly wonderful experience that fulfils you, comforts you and sustains you.

I can tell you that it is a lovely way to live your life, however, don’t take my word for it, put the phone down, switch off the laptop and … 

go find your sunset.

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