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The fullness of life is only felt when we participate fully.

As I was swimming this morning, there was a moment when I felt ‘one’ with the water. I felt its softness and flexibility. I became aware of its ability to move with me and its openness to accommodate my every move. As I swam with it, I felt my body relax and allow this union of life.

I understood, how I participate and move with life was either leading me to experiences of fullness and deep learnings or suffering. I realized it was me that was consciously or unconsciously deciding that. I saw when I fully participated in my suffering and in my joy, I began to feel this fullness.

I understood that when I gave space to these experiences, it opened an awareness in me. I saw that when I stepped back to contemplate my participation, I could create changes and learn to move into these experiences more fully.

To all my beautiful bloggers, may your Christmas and your holiday experiences ahead be full of love and peace, and may you move with it all easily.

37 thoughts on “PARTICIPATE FULLY

  1. That is a beautiful experience describe, I relate to it from how I felt absolute peace and joy just sitting by a lake watching the ripples with lukewarm sunlight on me. A oneness and how it opens up a space. Wishing you the most amazing times of the holiday season πŸ’›

  2. Oh how beautiful for you to experience this and be able to describe these moments we can all trust ourselves to feel more and more❀️ yes by stepping back and allowing life to play with usπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸ₯°πŸ™ sending love your way!

  3. Thank you kind lady, and may many blessings, love and light be with you also πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹ πŸŽ…πŸ½ πŸ•Š πŸŽ„ 🎁 ⛄️

  4. Such a beautiful reflection. Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom with us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Are you off to an exotic place this year?

    1. Merry Christmas beautiful Val! I must admit most beaches and places in Australia feel exotic to me ha!! We are going to the beach with family. I hope you keep warm and enjoy this festive season too. πŸŽ„πŸŒˆπŸ‘

      1. Thanks Karen – we’ll be cuddling up around the fire and our tree. Enjoy your beach and family time my friend πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  5. Thank you for sharing this reflection, Karen. Connecting with the water is a great analogy of being fully aware of the many experiences that come our way in life. Hope you had a great Christmas. Blessings in 2022. πŸ™‚

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