Have you ever played with Legos? I found myself last Saturday night, making a castle for a King with a box full of plastic Legos. Sitting there, piecing together the ” pool area,” some of the Legos were of use.. some of the other pieces, were sent over to my young friend who was creating the Dragon, for the castle of course. But I think now about connecting. Connecting the Legos.. just like we as a society.. connect on certain levels.
Something I think is so incredibly important is connecting. Connecting with ourselves.
In a world that we have approved of being busy.. Our lives become robotic. Wake up, (insert morning routine here), work, (insert things we do at work here), home, dinner, * if we’re lucky an evening activity.. and bed. Wake up, repeat. We turn into computers ourselves. It’s like we have allowed this life, our lives.. to be in a hole. And, the light is aligned to this hole, we just need to change our position, our perspective.
We don’t have to have our life be a routine. We don’t need to live for the weekend. We can be present right in the moment we are in.. and see the beauty of the vastness of our reality. Have you ever closed your eyes and let your ears do the work? They catch motions and sounds we allow to pass by without a second thought. Let your ears hear it all. Or you can pause and notice how your body feels. Recognize the eyelids, the jaw. Be aware of your toes and belly. Let them relax and notice how your body holds tension and stress from your day.. let it go.
The world becomes sweeter when we connect first with ourselves. We should invest the time to be in our bodies. Let’s honor the shell and environment we get to be a part of each and everyday. See the leaves this morning, hear your morning commute, submerge yourself in our everydays and notice the subtle joys.
I think of all our society to be a lego, of a different color and shape. If we could piece ourselves together, what a masterpiece we would have.