What Last Mesmerized You?

Snow on DeckWhat is the last thing that mesmerized you? It happened for me on Monday. We had 18 inches of snow on Sunday in Chicago. On Monday, I was entranced by the sun, sparkling snow, patterns of shadows, and a brilliant blue sky. So much so, that I spent about two hours taking pictures of those shadows and sparkly snow from various windows in my house. In short, I was mesmerized.

Now, here’s why I’m writing about it. Not only was I mesmerized, but I had a deep feeling of joy! I loved seeing the various shadows created by the sun (truth be told, I was delighted to finally see the sun). I not only kept thinking about how beautiful it was and how pristine it looked, I had this overwhelming sense of elation created by that beauty. I almost can’t find words to describe that feeling, it was all-encompassing. It pulled me into the moment and I didn’t want to step away from this experience of the senses.

Snow on Flower PotsSo, here’s the deal – when have you felt that overwhelming sense of being joyful or being mesmerized by the beauty of something? What would it mean if you could live more from that space of “all’s right with the world”? Do you experience that feeling when you are walking in nature, playing with a baby, creating art, writing a song, having a conversation with a friend, doing the work that you love, or laughing with your family? It doesn’t matter where that feeling comes from. The power is in recognizing it when it happens. Then you can re-create it and bring it into your life more and more.

Here’s what I know, the more we recognize and acknowledge what is important to us or what fills us up, the more of those things we get in our lives. When I am guiding people to identify their Life Purpose I tell them that very thing, the more you recognize and acknowledge your Life Purpose, the more people will start tugging on your sleeve for it. I didn’t expect to go down the path of Life Purpose today, but here it is. For me, when I express my purpose of Guide and I pay attention to it, I feel filled up. Those feelings of joy are all around us waiting to be noticed. We often get pulled into the dramas of life and forget to see the moments that fill us up. What has mesmerized you? What fills you up? When have you experienced and recognized moments of your Life Purpose? If you don’t know your Life Purpose, let’s talk.

One Response to What Last Mesmerized You?

  1. Sue Bruss February 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    Yesterday I looked out into our back yard and saw 11 pheasants….9 cocks and two hens…..we’ve had a pheasant family for all ten years we’ve lived in this lovely setting with a field behind us…but it’s always been Mom and Dad
    (Phil and Philomena) parading their young late spring and summer …yesterday took my breath away. On a beautiful sunny winter day with mounds of sparking snow….these beautiful birds filled my yard and my heart. I was able to sit and enjoy them for over an hour…even my chocolate lab was mesmerized (or terrified) because she simply sat and watched without a single bark.

    Today, my husband reported a huge red tailed hawk swooped in over the same pheasants while four deer joined the group…I missed that, but his joy was enough for me until they return.

    Nature has a way of taking the bad thoughts and banishing them and replacing them with wonder…
    my job is to hold on to that wonder.

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