We each have a finite number of heartbeats, a finite amount of time. But we have enough heartbeats and enough time to do what is important in our lives.
Susan L Taylor
“THAT DAY” is over…Valentines Day of course. For those of us alone, depressed, adopted, abandoned, abused, lost… it’s a day we hide from. Who wants reminding that they are any of the above let alone not loved? Not me, that’s for sure.
CARPE DIEM-SEIZE THE DAY
This saying contradicts what i just said above doesn’t it. What if we really are and just didn’t know it, couldn’t feel it, couldn’t believe it…what if?
I know it’s a big what if for most of us who have experience with the underbelly of life..but why not try..just for today..to believe it? Myself included.
Byron Katie says that the truth is, that our mattering is innate….no one or nothing can make us matter and no one can take it away.
Is it true?
This is one of her questions of inquiry which I use often. If this is true, how much time have we lost in feeling like we don’t matter, like we aren’t loved. Each moment that goes by that we feel like we don’t matter is a moment lost forever.
Ask yourselves..why would we be not loved, why wouldn’t we matter? I know it’s not easy, far from it. Our wounds go deep, the pain unbearable, yet underneath all of that lies our perfect buddha self. Nothing external can bring us the feelings of “mattering or being loved”. Our willingness to dig deep enough to uncover the beauty within, along with the discovery of our strength and courage will allow our vulnerability to shine.
Just do it.
Seize the day, the hour, the moment.
Activate your warrior energy, the fire within your heart. Don’t wait until tomorrow because tomorrow might never show up. Put aside the excuses and do the work. You do matter, You are loved. Someone told me that today and I said I would sit with the words until I believed them. Thank you. I will…until…
In fact, perhaps I’ll keep THE WALL around and fill it with moments of love and mattering. Moments of belonging and wonderment, that after six decades, I too, am worthy of what many take for granted…LOVE & MATTERING