Once again late night pondering…

what if everything was taken away from us – what would be left? 

Our jobs, our looks, our money and our possessions are society’s way of defining us – yet they are merely a facade that projects a distorted reality. What lies behind and beneath is our true essence.

Our mind, our heart, our spirit, our generosity, our integrity and kindness…our sense of humour, our love… when everything is stripped away these are the things we are left with. These are the things that matter. Quite simply, what is left, is what is inside us and what is inside the people we love. 

The pace of life makes it easy to lose the ability to recognise the things that really matter – the things worth fighting for. Yet at the end of the day and at the end of our lives, these will have been the things that kept our souls warm. 

If we are going to swim against the tide it must be for the right things… Life can toss us some pretty rough seas and it can be easy to sit on the couch of passivity. It takes real commitment, communication and energy to fight hard for those things that matter.

Personally it can sometimes be confronting and painful and I may not always get it right, but I do know that I am giving it my best shot.

In order to live a wholehearted life we must have the willingness to get down and dirty, in knowing our own nakedness and being open to sharing it with the people we love.

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I love words – like kisses they are delicious and free.
Yet are they enough? Today a friend of mine asked me my interpretation of a message she received…
which of course led me to ponder…
We can say words, write the words, deliver words, interpret words, but how do we know if the writer is authentically feeling the words, living the words and acting the words? Or is it simply that our minds always seek more, are we conditioned to continually look for more depth, ulterior motives.. less simplicity even in words.
Are words not capable of standing on their own and meaning what they say? I think that maybe they are….But, only if they come from a place of integrity and from the heart. Therein lies our dilemma – how do we really know ??? Alone and unaccompanied they are just words – it is we, who must breathe life into them. It is we, who can deliver them and make them dance.
So in the end, all I could offer her was Osho’s wisdom- “words are like flowers and the meaning is like the fragrance. I can give you the flower but I cannot give you the fragrance.”
Perhaps we can all try to say our words with kindness, integrity and heart so that others can find fragrance.
Even if it is only for one moment – every one of us can be that person who brings perfume to the world.
Namaste x

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