I was reading an article on-line the other day and they were speaking to our personal quests. How fun is this definition: To go on a journey, to find something. I love this notion...this word opens us up to opportunity. When I visualize opportunity, one of the first words that comes to mind is gratitude. Gratitude creates healing and invites miracles. Through the lens of gratitude we begin cracking open the canyons of our lives. Where it was once flat terrain, we notice and cultivate an appreciation for the contrasts of life, of nature, of love, of grief. Each season becomes an opportunity to enlarge the territory of our lives. The best news about YOUR quest is simply that...each day, you awake into the realm of opportunity. Your eyes can pop open in gratitude or in dread. Your feet hit the floor with dismay or excitement. Your day becomes a playground for love, or a battleground for fear. Your interactions portray you as the victim or they portray you as the victor. Your alone time is sparked with anxiety or it is wild with love. There isn't anywhere you have to get to, you must simply show up for your quest. Your quest is your breath, it's your smile, it's your practice of treating others with respect, it's your practice of compassion, it's your ability to live love out loud....As Glinda told Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, "You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself."
On this gorgeous night, I invite each one of you to reignite your passion for your personal quest. May you live your life as an exclamation point; embracing every possibility, creating peace in your interactions, and loving wild and free!
May you Sweetly Seek,
In Gratitude :)