Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement… get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal…. To be spiritual is to be amazed.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
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Fyckit List* Contest ~ Win a free SURF LIFE Bali Yoga & Surf Retreat in 2015
(valued at USD $2395)
Submissions due by Dec. 30, 2014 — just do it NOW
*Fyckit List = Five year bucket list
If you knew you were going to die in five years, what would you want to be ~ do ~ have in that time?
This list is a powerful tool for orienting your life around what inspires you. To live these dreams you’re going to have to regularly say “fyckit, I’m going for it”.
My son has an effective method for tuning in to consciousness that I’d like to share:
One of my favorite things to do is tune in to my Guidance. I breathe ~ feel ~ relax, then ask a question or focus on a certain topic — something I’m wanting clarity or direction on. Then I listen and write what comes:
Open your eyes. What a magical journey, this life. Your life. So many blessings, it’s incomprehensible. How your body works. How the planets work. How your planet works. How life works. How yoga works. Yes yes yes, to align with the power that is behind and within all of THAT… what could be better? You open your eyes and see this beautiful life, an expression of what you have been asking for. Was the desire something you chose? Was it? Was it deep within you, part of you, like the color of your eyes, or was it something that CHOSE YOU? What if all of your life is CHOOSING YOU? All of your life: your kids, your health, that you are still alive, the beautiful humans you know, this laptop, your boardshorts, this amazing house and tree view and pool, the sunshine… did you create ANY OF IT? Oh my god. Oh my god. Somehow you must have created ALL of it. The whole Universe. Somehow you are a consciousness in a physical body, playing in this physical world, FEELING, moving, rearranging, listening, expressing, resting, exploring. Here again, here again. This flow like a tsunami totally unstoppable!!!! HERE is your power. Be on alert for what IS HAPPENING. Be on alert for what may happen next. Listening, full attention, full interest, full wonder! The people, angels, in front of you. Are they real? How did they come into your life? From not “knowing” they existed, to THIS, NOW, HERE. Touchable. We can tell you: there are no limits. THERE ARE NO LIMITS. There is no limit to how good you can feel. There is no limit to how much you can GIVE. There is no limit to how much you can receive. There are no limits. Be fearless. Be fearless. Be fearless. Be loving. Be. Let life write through you! Let life give through you! Let life listen through you!! Let life touch through you! Hold on to nothing… not these angels, not your kids, not yourself. Let life create itself. Be here. Breathe. Yes, love that fear. Love the fears, love the joys. You win.
My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird —
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.
Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here,
which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.
~ Mary Oliver ~