Sometimes right before Mother's Day I think to myself, "Well, at least I don't have to scramble for gift ideas since Mom isn't around anymore to buy anything for." Then I become sad almost instantly thereafter.
When tracing back to exactly when my entire life was derailed from a psychological and emotional standpoint, it was in July 2005 when my mother passed away. And although much of the time we didn't see eye to eye, I felt that she was my strongest support system. After she was gone, I sadly realized that she was, at the time, my only support system which made her absence even more devastating as the years rolled on. Feeling that sense of loss -- that sense of emptiness -- never goes away. It becomes numb but it never quite vanishes.
Then I was sent this beautiful angel who is now almost 9 years old. I see a lot of traits in Brie (my daughter) that I saw in my mom. The biggest one: my daughter is an artist. My mom was one of the best artists I'd ever known. While I can barely sketch out a stick figure (and a pretty bad one at that), she would create these masterpieces out of only a charcoal pencil on a piece of paper. Art was her thing. And now I have Brie who has been a devoted art student since the tender age of 5, even insisting now that I add more art classes into her schedule because she just can't get enough of it. She graduated from pastels to now doing really well with watercolor. Her goal is that she'll go into charcoal and then ultimately oil painting. And although this "art world" is completely alien to me, I couldn't be happier with her choice to want to pursue this with such vigor...and at such a young age.
They say that by this age -- between 6 and 9 -- you kind of already know what you want to be when you grow up. Yet it's so strange that most of us forget on our path to and through adulthood. How do we become so disconnected from our core being? Maybe life distractions. Maybe just life itself. But if you think about it, all of it is just part of one big masterpiece that we came here to create for ourselves in the form of experiences.
That's right. We're here to EXPERIENCE different things in this smorgasbord buffet of life. But, believe it or not, it's really hard (if not impossible) to experience things if you're not doing enough with your life right now. If you saw how much I do in a 24-hour time frame, you'd be hard-pressed to find any relevant answer as to how I pack it all in. And that's AFTER you figure out exactly all the stuff that I get done.
Now...it's not just about "doing" that progresses you as a spirit. Sometimes "not doing" does the trick. But this doesn't work for long. There's only so long you can realistically sit on your ass and expect to get ideas or results. Sometimes you have to embark upon SOME path just to start opening doors for yourself. Once you do this and get the life you want, you can start experiencing the things you've always wanted (especially all that stuff on your "bucket list") that will, believe it or not, have quite a profound effect on your spirituality. Nobody evolves by doing nothing and experiencing nothing.
The other day I was thinking about how lucky I've been to have the brain capacity and smarts to be able to generate such an incredible income that has, ultimately, been responsible for all the things I can do for both myself and my daughter. We get to travel and do whatever we want. I get to take about a month off per year, minimum. Many times it's longer. You just don't have those experiential options when you haven't reached the monetary level to have these experiences in life.
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In the meantime...
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
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