You always hear people say life goes on and it does, no matter what else is happening around you. One moment leads into the next into the next and so on. ..
And I truly believe that if you live in the now you have so much more joy in your life than pain.
But sometimes you have to take a breath and give yourself over to things to allow the body and mind to feel what it's feeling. Take the time to let all the systems reset. Walking outside, connecting with other people and listening to music have always been great ways for me to do that.
Music has always been a mood enhancer for me. Partly because I love to get up and allow my body to feel the music move through it, to truly surrender myself to the words, the rhythm. Surrendering to music is a lot like making love, you can have a mind/body/spirit connection with music, just as you can have a mind/body/spirit connection with a lover, or you can have a lesser connection with either. It's up to the individual to decide how much they are willing to open themselves up to the experience.
Happy music can make you happy, sexy music can make you feel sexy, techno music most likely just makes you feel like you've had too much coffee.
Then there's the blues. I love the blues. The blues do double duty for me. There are some songs that are just so sad that they make me happy. Then there are songs that make me sob and sob. This morning I had someone reach out to me in a way that was heartbreakingly beautiful. And I hardly know the person. They just felt that they wanted to respond to something that was going on in my life and let me know that they were thinking of me. I was extremely affected by that simple act of human kindness.
About two minutes later someone sent me "Bell Bottom Blues" in an email.
Those two things together completely unglued the let's just get through today and then we'll deal with this other stuff Monday I was having, and I sang along while having a good long cry and let everything out. Scaring all the beagles within earshot I might add.
So, I'm sharing. If you need a spiritual experience to reset your bubble today, listen to and sing Bell Bottom Blues right out loud there in your cubicle with Eric.
After all, He is god.
So if anybody asks ……….you're simply practicing freedom of religion.