I have finally figured out that life really is just one big "balancing act". We are mostly so busy wearing all the different "hats" we need to, to accomplish what we want (or think we want) , that we actually are at risk of allowing LIFE to pass us by. I watch young moms ferrying children from point A to B, cricket to chess to dance to who knows where . Well do I remember those frantic days, not with as many fond memories as one would like to think. I do have many memories of trying to juggle my business with transporting my children on school outings, of rushing to do the grocery shopping while one of the children were at swimming and the other one was playing at a friends home. Not much time spent in the gift of life back then, in the present and that was the crime of the century ! Why did we feel it so very necessary for our children to be exposed to so many different activities ? When i was at school, we had to participate in 2 summer and 2 winter activities. These were provided by the school , on the school premises and were compulsory ! Maybe we should re-introduce this and have more stay at home moms planting vegetable gardens to feed their families. Maybe this would help to bring the stress levels to a more tolerable level. Anyway, the whole point of this article is to once again draw attention to the most fundamental need of humankind in this world today, more personalised family time and time with ourselves. Everywhere you look, couples, families , friends are out socialising but mostly texting on their phones ! We are missing the point of what "get togethers" actually mean. In a nutshell, it means that you need to communicate, face to face, up close and personal with the people in the room/garden/car etc. It means sharing your thoughts, feelings and ideas with loved ones, not yearning to be elsewhere or fearful of missing out on something maybe more interesting. Modern technology has so de-personalised our daily lives, I wonder if we will actually move to a point where we toss cell phones and smart phones etc. aside and take back control of what we would like to think, feel, experience and enjoy. Or at the very least, go out on an excursion, a walk on the beach, a shopping trip, without one of these devices keeping us connected to the HUB, of what we think to be the wheel of our lives. Try it, just once this week. Empower yourself, put IT down and walk away out of the house, be with yourself/friend/children and just BE ! Feel it and enjoy it ! Yes, that's freedom, that's detoxing the mind, just for a short moment. If we manage to do this once a day, what a start in the right direction !!
Happiness is ..... being a human being !
“Happiness depends on ourselves.”according to Aristotle.
Lots of love, light, peace and wisdom