Friday, November 27, 2009

"Connect. Only Connect."

Dearest Readers,

The title of today's post comes from a quote by the great author E.M. Forster, writer of brilliant novels like "A Passage to India" and "Howard's End". The reason for the quote? Read on.

One of the many things I've learned on the healing path is that I can start my day over again at any time during the course of said day.

This news was a revelation to me, a gal who could carry her bad moods into next week and hold on to resentments for years. I didn't know about letting go. I didn't know about starting over. Every moment a new opportunity to begin again? Wow. What a concept.

Well, I've started my day over about 14 times already and it's only 9 o'clock.

It began with waking up later than I'd planned. The barfing-jump-on-my-stomach cat-alarm-clock took the day off so I woke up at 7:30 instead of 6:30. If you'd ever have told me that there'd be a time in my life when getting up at 7:30 a.m. would be "sleeping in" I'd not have believed you.

"You can start your day over, Celia. Start it now."

The next thing was realizing how tired I actually am. Bone tired. So that got the fear flowing because I've got a full day planned.

"Start your day over, Celia. Start it now."

But... that's really it. Other than waking up late and feeling tired, things are just fine. There's nothing wrong. I didn't break a dish, spill the milk, step in it, or experience any other minor catastrophe that would necessitate the "start your day over" practice. I simply woke up late and I'm tired.

"Start your day over, Celia. Start it now."

So I'm starting over in this moment by using today's blog for me. I need inspiring. And you know what's going to inspire me? YOU.

I happened to meet another reader yesterday and she took the time to tell me she's been following and enjoying and feeling inspired by the posts. Her comments made me so happy I cannot tell you.

Just knowing you're all out there fills me with such appreciation and joyfulness. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to connect with all of you each day. It's enough to turn any grey day into sunshine.

So that's where the Forster quote comes in. My energy is low but connecting with you, Dearest Readers, is the springboard I need to live the day fully and passionately. So thank you for being there.

Inspiring Message of the Day: Knowing I am not alone in the world alters my being. Connecting with others uplifts the spirits and heals the heart.

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