finished the book, Untethered Soul, this afternoon.
and I have concluded that this book is definitely going on the books that changed my life shelf.
indeed. this one may have topped the list.
do read it. and go back to it.
I know I will.
forces one to think. and not think.
and consider. inspiration.
why we are here?
what is the end-goal of life?
all questions I have been playing with for the past four years. (really, that’s it!)
until then, I had been living a false life.
hiding behind my story. do you have one too?
but when my carefully self-constructed story began to disintegrate out of my control, I didn’t know what to do.
and so, I have been on a roller-coaster journey since.
well, let me back up. I had glimpses of this revelation in 2006. I was intrigued. curious.
thanks to my chiropractor. she saw something I could not see yet.
how grateful, I am for this journey, as hard and painful as it has been!
I had been living a false, superficial, artificial life.
not that I believe that I have now reached the promised land. because I know things always change.
even after carefully constructing a simple, easy, planned life years ago – I stand corrected.
it was this thing called a chronic condition that really solidified my realization that there is more to life than security. external approval. and more approval.
that’s the life I had been living. pretty weak, eh?
when one of my friends said back in…2007?…that all she wanted was to be happy…my reaction was, that’s it?
now, I get it. I get it!
I have been shown the way.
and I have been rolling around bottom of the pendulum swing for the last year+. with some momentary and/or a few hour-long swings both ways.
but I get it.
the only thing in life that is worth our being here for our short stint on planet earth, is to reach an even flow of ecstasy.
all the time.
it’s so simple, it’s hard.