I woke up this morning feeling tired and dragging, so had my morning cup of coffee to wake myself up. Walked my pooch and came back and decided to watch Super Soul Sunday with Oprah. I used to watch faithfully every Sunday, always getting a sign or message from whoever she had on as her guest. So I decided to look at some of the episodes I had taped. Today her guest was Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, author and scholar, who talked about the true source of lasting joy. (season 8, episode 13) He grew up in Vienna, Austria and immigrated to the United States to become a monk. Today he is 91 years old. There are several things he talked about; happiness, joy, gratitude and seeing them in the everyday. He said this statement which really stuck with me. “Trust in life, it may just surprise you”.
I think we all go through times in our lives where we question our life, our path, our goals and ambitions. What we have done and the decisions we have made in the past which sometimes keep us stuck in that past and not able to move on into today or the future. So today give yourself credit for your past, knowing that your life has a purpose and those decisions made in the past are what brought you to today. Honor that, see that there is always a reason for what our life is about. Trust in your heart and soul and intuition because you are being guided by a higher power than yourself. Thats where your path leads you when you listen.
After watching the show I decided to take a bike ride to the beach. My little scruffy loves to ride in the basket and watch life unfold in her eyes.
I rode to the Wedge to watch the body surfers and reflected on life. With gratitude in my heart I listened to the sounds the waves make when they crash on the shore. I watched and felt the joy when someone hits the perfect wave at the right time and rides it in. Watching the way the water moves as it heightens into a wave and crashes back down changing colors as the sun reflects off of it.
We have so many blessings in our lives if we want to see them. Hope your Sunday is filled with sunshine, reflections, joy and happiness in your heart.
Love and Light,
Jeanine on the Scene