Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Living with Enthusiasm!

Are you enthusiastic about your life? Do you want to run out and be a part of the world and live in it with joy and peace and love, feeling sense of belonging and acceptance, judgement-free? That is the place I want to get to. I have moments like this and certainly there is a way to cultivate moments like these.

Today I'm going to once again spend time in nature. This is the number one way for me to ensure that my attitude towards life is enthusiastic. Another way is for me to spend time in creative inspiration, writing and drawing, the things I love to do. And again a third way is to be alone, to spend time in quite meditation or doing a little yoga, as mother, times of quiet with no demands being made upon me are rare and treasured.

And then at other times being in the presence of people cultivates my sense of enthusiasm about life. I love spending time with my family, cousins and other extended family, who are the funniest, smartest, best people on earth. Then other times just holding the hand of my love is enough to make me excited about my life.

Enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm. If I approach a situation with excitement then it comes to me in other forms. It comes to me in all forms.

So recognise the things about your nature that make you happy, singing, music, art, either creating or enjoying the creation of others, and do it more. Do it with excitement and know that the more you do it, the more enthusiastic you will be in your life.

In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm"

Grab the ring
hang on tight
go with peace
live large, live right

You know the way
trust the joy
learn to die
while you're alive

live in joy
Take a chance
earth is full of heaven
find a reason to dance.


Namaste

4 comments:

Audrey said...

This is great! I find that for the most part, I am pretty enthusiastic about life - I always have been. I get a kick out of it, and I am always watching for things that will inspire, amuse, challenge and delight me. I feel very blessed to be that way - I DO have my non- enthusiastic moments, beleive me, but they don't occur too often. Most of the time I am pretty optimistic (or naive!) and joyful.

Mark said...

You are inspired! Inspired translates to "in spirit"! When we are in spirit we are naturally enthusiastic for this is our purest form of being!

Lola said...

I am the chronic optimist. Thank you for this lovely post.

It's good to be back home. There's a little award for you over at my plave, come by and pick it up.

Ciao

Double-Dolphin said...

I am pretty enthusiastic. For me it's nature, music, being able to create something great, getting a great idea, all kinds of stuff. Maybe I'm a little mad...he he he!