I’m trying not to sound like a broken record lately, but the concept of really living is one I have been holding onto like a life-preserver. Sometimes you can just about trick yourself out of the effects of negative moment(s) by focusing on a moment worth savoring. I have needed to retreat lately and focus less on my writing and the goals of my life and more on the journey of life. When your path gets too rocky, sometimes you have to throw down and do some landscaping. I was reading a blog I like called zenhabits.net
and the blog post was entitled How to Savor Life. This savoring, it states, is a magical act. It uses the example of eating chocolate, instead of scarfing it down you really think about eating it and appreciate it. After reading the post, I went straight to the pantry and grabbed a mini Reeces peanut buttercup (it was all I had) and tried this little love affair.
Thanks for being my lip model Larissa!
At first, I just wanted a strong cup of coffee to go with it, but I’ll leave my caffeine addiction out of this.
The act of savoring is exactly as the post states – magical. Why you ask? Because it causes us to be in the moment which we so desperately need, it makes us happy and who doesn’t need more happiness in their life?
Find a place where there is joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. Joseph Campbell
Sometimes when you are going through rough times you need to hang on to every ounce of spiritual uplifting that you can find, and savoring the good moments is an easy way to be uplifted. It is about learning to live presently, to fully enjoy the gift of each moment, to give that moment the space and attention it deserves. It takes practice, but it’s a delicious practice and I don’t just mean the chocolate.
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. – John Greenleaf Whittier
I truly believe that once you are mindful and truly aware of the life around you, you will start to see things – treasures that you have never seen before. After time you will notice life has become mindful of you.
Dream Big and with No Excuses, Cheers Casey