From My Heart Inspired
What inspires you?
This past Saturday I had the day available to do whatever I wanted.
I could have worked – there’s always writing to do, emails to respond to, and a list of projects three miles long that I add to nearly every day – because I love what I do for a living: this is my calling.
Instead I decided to do something that truly inspires me deeply in a way that is completely personal. Something I haven’t done in more than 20 years.
I drove to Boulder (about an hour South of where I live) and went to a high-end audio store that’s been there since I was in High School. There I listened to fantastically expensive stereo systems playing my favorite listening to stereos CD: Pat Metheny’s Still Life (talking).
It’s a CD I bought when I was in 12th grade at a CD store in Boulder that no longer exists – with a friend of mine that I played in jazz band with from 7th – 12th grade – who is now a world famous jazz musician.
I remember buying this CD with Rudresh for many reasons – among them was his comment that I shouldn’t buy this disc as Pat’s older stuff was better.
I followed my instincts and bought it anyway, and thus began a relationship with this CD that continues to this day. Music that speaks to me deeply.
But it’s been a while since I had a spiritual experience with the tunes on this disc. That changed on Saturday.
I listened at low volume, and then I listened at high volume. The sales guy who helped me was super cool (as it turns out he thinks he may be a healer). He took a huge amount of time with me to let me be in bliss and inspired – truly moved, to hear some great music on a fantastic stereo.
I came away from the experience inspired to be sure I spend more days doing the things that inspire me for me.
And I wanted to invite you to do the same. It did my soul good in ways I can’t put to words. It was a deeply spiritual experience in a way that I haven’t felt in a long time. I was moved to tears by how wonderful it was.
With this simple experience I had a significant change in perspective on some things that I was finding challenging beforehand. After, coming out to drive away I realized that everything was back in perspective – no further effort required. Inspired time for me and a new perspective. Bingo!
What inspires you? Are you making time in your life to do the things that inspire you for you?
If not, I’d invite you to give it a try and see how it changes your perspective on your life, and how it feels to do something deeply meaningful just for you.
That’s it for this week…From My Heart.
“The Soul Archaeologist”:
Internationally Recognized Teacher and Healer
Creator of the Transformational Beneath the Sand Program