I was walking down my stairs and that sentence came to me. I thought music, kirtan, dancing, teaching, connecting with friends, my grandchildren, son and daughter, being in love, being with my beloved doing anything, painting, writing, rollerblading, doing yoga, the ocean, swimming or snorkeling in the ocean, learning new things, seeing what I consider good art, travel, talking with little children (they tell you the most amazing things), teaching in other countries, connecting with people I don’t know or seem that I don’t know… and so much more—things that draw me in and make me feel part of the community aspect of life—the joyous community where we are encouraged to sing and dance, and see, and be.
What rocks your boat?
What gives you the juice?
How often do you do the things that rock your boat?
If we love something and yet withhold it from ourselves, then we are living a punishing life. I understand that some of the things you may love may not be good for you on many levels. I also know that when you keep asking the question more and more deeply, you will find that what you love and what feeds you (rocks your boat) really are good for you. Sometimes, we have to get past the punishing things we think we love but really they are to express our hatred of some aspect of our self. They are there to punish us much eeper than that lies what you really crave.
What you crave at 20 is not the same thing that you crave at 30, 40, 50, 60 or beyond. Look at what you love now, then look around and see what others older than you seem to be craving. Look with excitement. Look with eyes of peace. Look with adventure. Look with depth of heart. Look fearlessly to reveal truthfully what rocks your boat. Then please share it with me. I too want to know what rocks your boat.
Deep Love and Blessings,