I would love to start a complete blog entitled something like, “Beautiful Things to Make You Feel Good.”
Imagine that: a whole compilation of beautiful things, ideas, etc., to bring joy into people’s hearts, etc.
Today was a bit of a hard day. But, there was one thing that made me feel extraordinarily wonderful.
I was listening to something upon first waking up, a kind of audio on the “Insight Timer” app, and it exhorted me to “… Feel freedom. Feel a lightness in your heart, a lightness in your body, and know that you are free…”
This incredible idea: — “A lightness in my heart?” I thought, “What on earth does that feel like?” I could imagine feeling light in my body, but not feeling “lightness” in my heart. (Maybe warmth of heart… heaviness of heart… but for some reason I could not remember ever feeling “light” of heart)
In any case, I tried then to viscerally feel what it would feel like to feel a lightness in my heart…
And, lo and behold, what an incredible feeling! And what an accompanying Memory! I HAD felt this way before!
Indeed, it brought me back to when I was in Dharamsala in 2013, a beautiful town (home of the Dalai Lama, etc.,) in the foothills of the Himalayas (India).
That Lightness of Heart! That was something I used to feel almost continuously and every day while I was living in India at certain times, relatively free (studying, not working in a kind of daily grind as a teacher day in, day out). It brought back that lightness and I felt — I hoped, I felt, I was sure, that I could get back to there and feel that lightness again.
I hope to be recommitted. (shall I be committed for writing this post?) I hope to be recommitted to go back to India and to feel that lightness again. To get out of the daily grind, and get back to a life of study and writing (more or less) at my own pace.
To be Free (again) is a goal I have. What a blessing to be reminded, that it is possible to Feel Light of Body and Light at Heart. Thank you.