Did you ever watch sand moving from the upper to lower chamber of an hourglass? It happens so fast, just like life passing by, and before you know it, we reach a milestone, and then another and another.
We each have a unique hourglass, and we live as if the sand will be a never-ending flow. But that is not the reality and once we realize that, we understand that it is what we make of life—what we feel connected to, happy with, grateful for—that makes all the difference. What we make of life or how we do it—live, that is—can bring peace and joy or struggle and sadness. Many times, it is a choice we can make whether it be for little things or a big thing. Sometimes, it is hard to make the choice to go in the happy lane: trying to replace not so good habits with great ones, turning the corners of the mouth up whenever we think of it (I have noticed that if I just smile randomly, especially during the course of a rough patch, I actually feel better), changing something in our lives that doesn’t serve us, does us harm or just plain doesn’t feel good.
Breaking habits and moving forward is a process and doesn’t happen just like that. Once we bring the intention deep inside, the process begins, and it is a matter of time. It is different for each of us and each situation has a different process. I think that having faith and believing that the intention will manifest the result we want is key to trying every day and moving forward. It may not happen in the timeframe that we want, but it will. We have to believe and affirm it every day.
Intentions are great tools to bring into the every day. They are positive. They can help to overcome negative thoughts. They can help to alleviate stress. And, when repeated often with full emotion, can help to bring wonderful, amazing results. Saying intentions to yourself several times a day with a smile on your face is a sure way to bring about some happiness and peace.
Integrating things that bring inner joyful feelings into our lives makes the passage of time—the passage of life— fuller. Imagine yourself as the sun and all of the rays are different aspects in your life and different roles you play—all emanating from your center. Your work, your parenting, your caretaking, what you do for pure enjoyment like listening or playing music, or doing a physical activity, or sitting in meditation, or cooking/baking, or planting—all make up you moving through the passage of time, the passage of your life.
Time seems to pass so fast. Let’s make it happy, full of what we like, with the people we love.
May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you be compassionate. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.
By Paulette MancusoBLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS