I do not fit snuggly into a world built on principles of clock time and corporeal senses alone. I may appear eccentric if I write about things like “equanimity” and “straddling eternity.” But it is in the effemera I feel most hardy. My strength seems to build upon itself in the light of my spirit.
What do I do with this new found thing – this core within – which consists only of sweet air, energy and feeling? This thing that has no structure or mass, no handles to grasp, no parts to which I can point? How do I manage to live a life based from an open heart?
I am coming to know when my heart throbs and feels weighty I am tapped into this thing. This actual heaviness in my chest is confirmation for me. It lets me know “this is important.” It seems my body can tell me when I am here connecting to whatever this is – my Truth.
I am building strength toward being more awake and available. I look forward to the day this is, if not an automatic response, at least a familiar one. In this way, perhaps I can then manage to live more often from this place – a place Steve Winwood calls “a higher love.” In this way, I figure, then every day will be Valentine’s Day.
Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!
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