Too Good Not to Post

Jack, a blogger whom I’ve read on and off for the past year, wrote something I felt compelled (again) to post at this site.

We keep ourselves stuck with how and why questions. How am I to live? How am I to get people to love me the way I want them to? How am I do get where I want to go in my career? Why am I where I am? Why do people in my world act and think the way they do?

Joseph Campbell’s spin: I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. Looking for the meaning of life is looking for the how and why. Being alive is about saying yes to what makes us feel most alive. The answer to how and why is yes.

What makes you feel alive?

–Jack, from Jack/Zen

Off the top of my head…

  • Walking and pausing to smell all the glorious roses that bloom in just about every front yard here.
  • Giving Stella a body massage and burying my face in her tummy while she purrs.
  • Drinking cold water when I’m thirsty.
  • Reading aloud to interested listeners.
  • Cooking a delicious meal, lighting candles, serving it with a glass of good wine.
  • Writing
  • Making collages, doing needlepoint.
  • Helping out at organizations that benefit others.
  • Listening to music.
  • Lying in the hammock, enjoying the breeze.
  • Clean, fresh bedsheets.
  • A bouquet of flowers on the living room table.
  • Slathering lavendar-lemon, or vanilla, or rose-scented oil on my skin.
  • Riding my bike.
  • Blowing bubbles in a park.

I’m certain I could think of more… but why waste time thinking? I do that so much already. I’d rather take a walk in the evening air.

Have a restful weekend, good readers. Or an active one, if that’s your preference! I’ll return Monday with more “good stuff.”

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2 Comments on “Too Good Not to Post”

  1. stitch 'N' match Says:

    We loved your whole blog, the 100 things about you and this post. You are a true inspiration.


  2. Kathryn Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I see you’ve just begun blogging. Welcome to it. 🙂