At some point along the way, things will fall apart. It’s unfortunate, but it’s nice that we can count on it.
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The moment we cling too tight to an object we love, a person who is so darn adorable and perfect, a way of life and being that is super amazing, of course, sooner or later something happens and it shatters. The one we love moves on, the object we love no longer fits our bodies or aesthetic preferences, we get fired. Sooner or later, it’s all going to fall apart.
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And while on the surface that may seem morose, defeatist or pessimistic, it actually gives us absolute freedom.
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It gives you the liberty to release yourself and EVERYONE else from expectations, so we come to appreciate what and whom we have by our side while we do. It makes the present moment ever so precious BECAUSE it’s passing. Knowing that things are falling away is the ultimate freedom to embrace and love Right Now.
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As Jeff Foster so beautifully articulates, “But right now, we stand on sacred and holy ground, for that which will be lost has not yet been lost, and realising this is the key to unspeakable joy. Whoever or whatever is in your life right now has not yet been taken away from you. This may sound trivial, obvious, like nothing, but really it is the key to everything, the why and how and wherefore of existence.”
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So bathe in the fullness of what you have close to your body, mind and heart, because all is necessarily passing. It doesn’t have to be sad. It doesn’t have to be gut wrenchingly hard. It can be the reminder to love more deeply NOW. To not wait another moment to say that one thing to that one person, or clutch that object and give it a big or’ kiss realizing that tomorrow it and YOU may no longer be.
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So here’s to Life having her way with us. May we drink in each and every breath like the sweetest, coolest water to ever touch our lips. Every time. This isn’t poetic. This is Right Now! This very breath is the nectar and freedom to be. It is your life force and moment to moment anchor to joy. Re-arrive and say your thank you’s, I love you’s, and I’m sorrys, before there are no more breaths left. Begin again!

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