I am sure you have all heard the expression about how many minutes are in a day etc. Of course, most of us do not live our life moment to moment although there are courses today on how to do so. The question becomes how important is it to live a moment at a time? It is quite normal to have been programmed harmlessly to think of the future and have goals. There is nothing wrong with any of that either except when your goals affect your health negatively and you get a wake-up call to slow down!
If you live in the U.S., chances are you either saw the solar eclipse with special glasses, or on T.V. if you watched it at all. Many described it as a spiritual, celestial event. Celestial is defined as outer space and involving heaven. One definition of heaven is universal compared to bliss or paradise. For the purpose of this blog, I will go with universal. I perceived the event as a universal one. Why? because it reminded us of how small we really are compared to the vastness of the universe; the cosmos. We are at every moment whirling through space on planet earth even though we don’t feel the movement because of gravity.
This idea then creates the reality of what is really important. Yes, we all have responsibilities, bills to pay, life to live, goals to obtain, and the list goes on. Perhaps you have experienced a moment in time where you were forced to ask how important something really is. I personally have never met anyone who has not grown through a life altering experience.
In my class today, we were talking about survival skills and true stories of people who survived harrowing near death experiences. I think the bottom line is that each person needs to define for themselves what is really important. Younger people in their 20’s I talk to have different concerns than older people in their 40’s, 50’s and beyond. That is because life is designed that way even by our biology. That is probably where the statement was made, “with age comes wisdom!”.
Seriously, I am reminded of the former chancellor of the United Nations. Robert Mueller, who wrote a book, Most of All They Taught me Happiness.” Based on his experiences at the U.N. he created a school for children in Virginia. The curriculum is based on three questions which I believe make us think about these things on days such as a solar eclipse. The three questions are:
Why am I here?
Where am I going?
What is my purpose?
In closing, if you ever have any doubts or wonder what the answers to those questions are I am available for consultation. Feel free to give me a call and I will be happy to provide a suggestion to your question or concern to see if an in person or Skype appointment would be helpful. I provide short term consulting to ongoing concerns to help you achieve peace of mind and acceptance. My areas of expertise are on my website at www.DrDeri.com.
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