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I am not sure if it is a good thing, or a bad thing. But my brain is constantly, constantly… busy.  There is a continual chatter of ideas, or thoughts, or to-do-lists, or somethings.   Rarely, do I have times where my mind is just… easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve dabbled in trying to meditate.  But I have haphazard results.  Like I mentioned, busy head.  But lately, I’ve given this a new go.  This time, I have been using a guided instructor.  Albeit, it is an app.  But to me this guy seems very much like my own, private, instructor. He has a nice English accent.. which I love.  So I speak back to him in my English accent.   We get along swimmingly.

But here is the deal.   In a very short time of exploring this, I’ve been able to slow down the prattle which takes place between my ears.  And today, in a very different way, I felt totally present at certain moments throughout.  It was a little bit great, really.

I have long been coming to certain realizations about this life too.  Intellectually, I know these things to be true.  Yet sometimes, it is hard for me to get it… in the deep of me.  In my heart, and soul.

For instance, I know that I am free to be me.  To be whoever I want to be.   Ultimately, I  am the only person responsible for this.  Yet, I give a lot of head space to worrying about other people’s opinions of me.  Again, in my head I know this shouldn’t matter.  The trick is… accepting it.

Here is another deal.  It all can’t be good.  Nope.  Life isn’t perfect.  But… given the chance… it sure can be pretty dang snappy.  I think we waste a lot of time trying  to create a perfect life.  We would probably be better off if we just decided to be simply amazed by all the swirling ups, downs, in-betweens, and sideways.  To live in the wonder of it all.  To get up, out of bed every morning, and take it all in.  Have a good look around… in appreciation for the everything.

If you stop for a moment to breathe it all in   …. … … it lays out before us as extraordinary.  Every day is a gift.  We should treat life majestically, and be amazed.  It passes by us too quickly to behave otherwise.

On the other hand… it is okay to have down days. We can’t expect life to be wonderful all the time.  There are ups and downs, and we are human.  Life is like a giant ferris wheel.  It climbs upwards, and gives us magnificent views, as we travel around.  But then at times, we descend, and we are only able to see the underside.  The  greasy  gear shifts.  The muddy ground.   Eventually though, we start to come out on the other side, and get right back up to where the air is clear.  It is all a part of the same wheel.   The same life.

We walk.  We learn.  We look and feel, and leap and sing.  We hurt.  We love.  But if nothing else, we have to learn to trust the path.  The moment.  We have to understand that each one of us… is THAT person.  We should never forget that we are one of a kind.

I believe that with each one us…. if the universe didn’t need us … IF LIFE did not need us.… we simply would not be here. One person can make a difference in the world.   Even if that difference is just to one other person.  Be that person today.  Be majestic. Be amazed.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein