In Love With The World

Today, like any day, I am free.

Yet today, more so than usual, the permanence of freedom has leapt from logic to life.

Outside, the world is exploding with beauty. Inside, my heart is pumping strongly in my chest.

A steady stream of potent energy courses through my veins. An electric current of life, of love.

My head is tilted upwards, towards the sun. My arms swinging gently by my side.

My mouth parting open in the biggest, most cheek-hurting smile I know.

“I am in love!” my inner voice proudly proclaims. As if it’s reciting Shakespeare. As if it has an audience.

“I am in love with the world!”

What makes today so good? I wonder. I want to feel like this forever.

Is it the sun on winter skin, the fresh spring air, the chirping of the birds?

Is it that enough time has passed since leaving old constraints behind? Is it the recent shedding of new ones?

How about the promise of a pending adventure?

The soft locking of lips under warming rays, the conversations of impact?

The brief ciao’s, hello’s and smiles of interconnection?

Answering the call of each momentary, most life-giving impulse?

Not so much letting myself off any hooks, as remembering there need be none in the first place?

Finding stillness and letting my energy flow freely from that core space of being?

Or maybe it was just this good all along, and all I had to do was to lean in.


[picture by Nicolas Raymond]


What Can I Do To Express My Highest Potential?

What can I do to express my highest potential?

What can I do to contribute to my vision of a more beautiful world?

Questions many of us have been asking ourselves for a very long time.

Questions leading to frustration and a sense of urgency, when we cannot access the answers immediately.

We sense that our time on earth is short, so we need to figure out what the h* we’re meant to be doing here before it’s too late.

We feel our innate drive to contribute to our highest potential, but we do not know what to do to fully express it.

I still enter these pockets of frustration too. Find myself caught in the doing trap. Buying into “I need to know what to do in order to contribute.” 

Even when I’m leaning into universal love and have a stronger sense of who I am than ever before, I still don’t feel I have learned how to create a life and lifestyle that expresses my highest potential.

So many times I’ve wished I could just “find what I was looking for and settle into my path already”, so that I could contribute more “visibly”.

Today it came to me as relief and clearer than ever before: Nobody really knows how this new story — the more beautiful, interconnected, loving narrative we’re co-creating — will look or fully express itself.

You can’t measure the impact of your contribution to it, because logic and subjective measurements are tools of the old story of “quantifiable reason.”

In the new story, our heart holds our individual compass. It knows what feels right for us and seeks to meet that feeling of rightness.

I’m most strongly connected to my feeling of rightness when I’m allowed to contribute to the shift towards a more loving, connected earth.

This feeling of rightness occurs as a state of interconnectedness. My heart seeks for it and I want this euphoric experience — love, belonging and desire to be of service — for you too. Continue reading…