Living consciously means to embrace every day as a new adventure and to live life whole-heartedly with all its ups and downs and with everything it has to offer.
Living consciously invites renewal at all times, sorting out and letting go off the things that don’t serve you. Only then can you be free to invite new possibilities.
Flow, Change and Trust are the key words. It’s just like walking a labyrinth, where you may focus on the three R’s: Release, receive and reflect. Every day you consciously sort out, let go, embrace the new, and perceive yourself as ever evolving and as a lover of life.
In Girls Don’t Ride Motorbikes – A Spiritual Adventure Into Life’s Labyrinth I describe my thoughts as I leave California. Please enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 28:
…Hours later, I crossed the Colorado River into Arizona. Burned ochre dominated the bone dry land and the sculpted sandstone formations. Saguaro cactuses watched silently. I rode through purgatory heat and meditated to stay calm. A gentle trickle of love permeated me. I focused on happy moments and the trickle turned into a stream. I felt a sense of lust, longing and the excitement of being in love. The lust turned into a desire to be in love with my life. It was easy to accomplish while traveling and seeking new adventures everyday. Yes, I felt an orgasmic sense of ecstasy on this trip. ‘This was how being alive should feel like,’ I thought. I desired tasting the rich, luscious life to its fullest…
Tasting the rich, luscious life translates for me to travel and I always yearn for the next big adventure. As a meditation teacher I am thankful to live a life, which truly allows me to be relaxed and enjoy every moment. I also have this sense that I am pretty aware of my surroundings, but apparently that was a misperception.
The other day, I was very surprised when I drove down Kelso Road in Mt. Lebanon and discovered a sculpture that I had never seen before; even so it’s been there the last couple of years and I have been down that road many times. Now I wonder what may have shifted within me, so that I was able to notice the sculpture. Just like these words of wisdom suggest: The true adventure on the journey of self-discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
It’s reminder that sometimes the most exciting discovery might just be around the corner.
The sculpture’s artist Guy Bellaver inspired my motorcycle ride today, including a visit to the Cameron Wellness Center Labyrinth, which I built in 2008, and a stop at the Washington & Jefferson College to admire the sculpture titled 1970 by Guy Bellaver.
Please enjoy the photographs:
Learn how to walk a labyrinth and join the spiritual adventure.
Please check out the Tribute to my Dad. ‘A true reminder to always be conscious of the fragility of life, to not hold back on saying how much you love someone and to be grateful for every moment you share together.’ Learn why I am so grateful for my father, and how he shaped me into the woman I am today.
Learn my Mom’s Secret to Good Health.
One Powerful Experience – watch Dorit as she shares the most significant turning point in her life.