Spring is here ! Who will buy this beautiful morning?
Posted Mar 21 2011 12:00am
A few months ago, around 4 a.m., I woke up from a feeling dream with an incredible feeling that the day was going to be a special day. I felt excited to be alive and that something absoulutely special was happening on that day. It felt like Christmas, or a wedding or graduation day. My dream had given me the feeling that it was great to be alive.
As I roused myself from sleep, I realized that it was not an 'official' special day, that indeed, it was an 'ordinary' day.
That dream has stuck with me all this time. I think about it frequently and ask myself, "Why can't every day be filled with vibrant energy and a sense of specialness?" I wonder how to keep that sense of aliveness present on a more regular basis.
I am too much of a pragmatist to think that it's possible to feel that way all the time. Life happens, with all of its ups and downs, and it's hard to not get pulled into feelings of stress and worry, a common human affliction.
I do believe that it is possible to feel a vibrant sense of aliveness more than on 'special days'. I do believe that it is possible to feel positive, upbeat and fully alive on a regular basis.
The musical Oliver has a wonderful song called Who Will Buy, that captures the gloriuos feeling of waking up to a day that feels like it's bursting with special energy.