This phrase, “the eloquence of life” have been flying through my thoughts at many given moments of my day. I’m not sure what it means exactly but when I ponder it, the meaning for me becomes a little more clear. As I decided to write about it, the first thing I did was look up the word, “eloquence” which is defined as “having or showing clear and forceful expression” or “clearly showing some feeling or meaning”. So my understanding of this phrase starts with looking back at my life and seeing past events flash before my memory. It has been a pretty good life. It’s had many ups and many downs. in the past, I didn’t realize it when I was in my up times and my down times just about took me out. There were times I didn’t want to live my life anymore but I kept going. Now I’m in an “up” time of my life and I want to savor it, enjoy it and mostly, not take it for granted. And most importantly, have it linger as long as I can.
I look back on my life and the many paths I took, many meandering in ways I would have never thought would have flowed into a beautiful orchestration of my life now. Every experience has shaped me for who I am today. And I pretty much like myself and I could even say I love myself without hopefully sounding too egotistical or selfish. Am I perfect? No. I still have things I need to work on in my life but I’m doing it. I’m living my life and it has lead up to this day into a very eloquent life, for me. I have meaning. A little bit of a meaning. Not big like finding the cure for cancer or finding homes for orphans of the world. But my life means something to me and I hope to other people as well.
This phrase, “the eloquence of life” is a hodgepodge of all the experiences of my life which has made up me. And I am settling into my life and appreciating it for what it is, full of fun, friends, work, connection, love, and happiness. Because for me, happiness is all there is and if you can’t find some happiness, then at least maybe peace can be just around the corner and you will find some meaning in your daily happenings. This is “the eloquence of life”.
I have spent many years of my life reading. I read self-help books, spiritual books, scientific books and also fiction. There was a time in my life when my mom was really sick that I couldn’t concentrate and I stopped reading for a number of years. But I finally was able to get back into my routine of reading probably at least 1/2 hour to 2 hours each day. I plan to write about what I’ve learned.
I’m right now interested in exploring the mind/body relationship and how to manage emotions. I am a highly emotional and sensitive person and it is not easy being sensitive. I feel everything and some things I feel it down to my core and it may not have been important or significant but I make it important or significant and I can’t shake sometimes. I would process it over and over and wonder how I could have done it differently. So I’m learning how to quiet my mind more often so it doesn’t race into the negative and depressed state. I want to be happy, period. Am I happy all the time? No. But I plan to be happy most of the time. Which is more than a lot of people. Sometimes I think we as humans get addicted to being unhappy. Sometimes we complain and talk negatively and I look at this person and see their life as pretty darn good. Why are they complaining? I don’t get it? Why be negative?
Sometimes I think I am put on this Earth to change people’s perspective. To maybe look at their life more positively and see that it isn’t that bad. I am thankful every day for what I have and I am learning to not take anything for granted because it can all be taken away from you in an instant. My life is pretty grand right now and I am thankful and grateful each day for my life. Are you?
I live my life as though each day is amazing, at least I try and stay in this mindset. I feel this today but in the recent past, I have forgotten how amazing life really can be. If we remind ourselves how amazing life can be, then guess what happens? We recognize and see the amazing things in our lives. We get caught up in the mundane, living of each day without stopping to look and see it for what it really is, amazing. So today, I’m going through my day reminded that life is amazing.
I used to always like summer as my favorite season. You could open your windows, we had longer days and it was warm. But now that we are into the fall, I am really loving it. It is warm during the day but cool at night, perfect sleeping weather. Maybe that is it. I’ve been sleeping better so I feel better.
People say, “fall is in the air” and it is true. There is something in the air that makes me feel so good. Maybe it is the anticipation of winter and a “cooling down” period I know is coming. Winter is a hunkering down time of year and maybe we are changing modes to match the season. But I don’t know, there is just something about fall that makes it fantastic. The changing of the leaves makes the landscape breathtaking for about two weeks. The elk are bugling away trying the herd his girls. That is always a treat. So I’ve decided, fall is now my favorite season.
So I found out a few days ago that Wayne Dyer passed away. What is weird about it is that it wasn’t in the news and there is very little information about what happened. I read that he passed away in his sleep. I didn’t even know he was that sick. He seemed well when I’ve seen him on TV. Or maybe he wasn’t sick and he chose to go in this way, I don’t know. But that there was no TV coverage seemed weird. Someone of his stature surely would have a mention on the 5:00 news but nothing. Maybe he wanted it this way. And maybe I don’t need to know exactly what happened but a part of me, the skeptical part of me, wants to know because it feels like there is something that is being hidden.
I know that we are spiritual beings having a human experience but we are still human. We get sick and we die. I don’t care how spiritual you are or how positive we are, this is something that is certain. We live in bodies that give out eventually. What we do with it up to that point is the key. And my big question is can we choose how we die? I definitely don’t want to have a long, lingering, painfilled death, who does. I want to go like Wayne and just fall asleep one day and never wake up. However, very few people go this way. Maybe Wayne had the power to do this. Who knows. It is always a shock when a powerful guru such as Wayne Dyer dies. We think they will live forever because they have this spiritual, God thing all figured out. So when they do, how come it didn’t work for them? How come they couldn’t will their sickness away with their positive outlook on life and with the help of God or the Universe? Or maybe he did and he got many more years on the planet.
Oh well, who knows. RIP Wayne. Thanks for all the good tidbits about life and how to live it just a little better. You will be missed and I hope you went on your terms. Sounds like you did.
So I have to admit, I play a lot of Candy Crush. And some people may say it is a waste of time, which I agree, but there are a few benefits being a Candy Crush addict. One is that it teaches me where to put my focus and attention. When you play Candy Crush, each game presents a new set of obstacles that you must learn how to “get around”. So when I play, I look at where my focus needs to be. This is true about life. When you need to change an aspect in your life, focus and attention needs to be put on that area.
Also, Candy Crush teaches me patience. Sometimes, I get stuck on a level for many weeks. I always have the belief that I can win this in time. I am patient. I keep trying until I get it. Again, true about life. Keep trying until you get it. I say to myself, if I keep trying, the “perfect storm” will present itself and there will be success. In other words, everything lines up perfectly for you to have success, if you just keep trying.
Thank you, Candy Crush, for these important lessons.