If you could frame one perfect moment from the past-what would that moment be? The one moment or place suspended in time that you felt, loved, safe and happier than you have ever felt before. What would it be?
For me, my perfect moment, my shining jewel, is Christmastime as a kid baking cookies with my mom. In that heart-nourishing moment, I am completely empowered, real, confident and whole. It is a perfect and magical memory that has been a safe haven in my darkest moments. It is my special place to go back to and one that I have tried to re-create for half of my life by placing building blocks of illusions one on top of the other. It is the place I escape to when I “want to go home.”
I don’t feel I’m a stranger when I say that throughout life I have experienced circumstances and events that have left me feeling crippled and disabled. Under these conditions I have fought desperately to regain a sense of self and find the free and spirited child that I left behind. Instead, as a result of these experiences, I have chased illusions in an attempt to satisfy the lies I have told myself about who I am, while deep within me, my soul has cried out for authenticity. Searching for the one time that made me feel “good” or “whole” and not confronting reality has made for some bad choices. Deaf to my soul’s callings, I have been distracted “chasing the perfect moment.”
We cling to self-images and concepts refusing to let go. We identify with the pain, anger and lies that become part of us fearing what we might find in the void. We let cultural norms and mindsets influence our destination towards self. In continual loops, we drive down the same old roads, stuck in ruts made by habitual treads of experience and outdated thoughts. We don’t give our life a chance for renewal and rebirth. Instead, we mull around in stagnate pools of thoughts.
So how do we overcome these clinging ideologies? How do we refresh ourselves? How do we find our personal mission and meaning? Fluttering at the edges of our soul is a summoning towards greatness. It takes real courage to answer, to listen and to admit that our perspectives may be wrong. In re-examining our self created roles we must ask, do they currently serve us and others well? Holding true to your authentic self can mean leaving the layers and thought patterns behind daily. It is time to evolve and cleanse. It is time to wake up. Is the “perfect moment” possibly today?
“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow. Our life is the creation of our mind.” (Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)
What is your “perfect moment?”
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My “home” place that I was stuck in for a long time was my grandparents backyard. It’s nice to visit, but eventually time to move on. I’d like think that type of “home” is everywhere. Great job. Hope to see more.
Mike, thank you for sharing, and for your kind words.
The perfect moment for me is when I become a grandmother. I do not know how to describe that moment, but I just know that since the moment that I had my first my second, and my third granddaughter in my arms I felt something warm inside me. It was like for the first time in my life somebody loved me without conditions.
Congratulations you are doing an excellent job! And thank you for giving the opportunity to others to share their moment
Thank you for sharing Armida. What a lovely moment!
You comments inspire us to write. I love quotes from Winnie the Pooh.
Yes, Winnie is a wise bear! Thank you for your comment.
Love your site. I like to think perfect moments are everywhere, just waiting for me to notice. . .a beautiful sky, a laugh with a friend (or a stranger in the checkout line), dancing with my grandchildren, or the memory of coming home from school on a cold rainy day to Mom’s homemade bread. She always timed it perfectly. . .A smile is a perfect moment personified.
There is so much to appreciate! Thank you for sharing!
Any time I am with freinds or family, having fun or making new memories, is my perfect moments. I am lucky to have them often. Being in the country, taking guiet walks with Buster and nature are my other favorite perfect moments! Love your writing!
Ah…a fellow nature-lover! There’s a lot to love! Thank your thoughts.
Love this post!