I have come to believe that we are happiest when we are aligned in our daily living with our soul’s calling. In managing the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities, it can be easy to get sucked in to doing what we think (with our logical mind) that we should be doing and struggling to clearly hear and understand our heart’s and soul’s desires. I have been awed by situations where someone, when faced with their own mortality, can suddenly and easily realize that is TRULY important, and release the worry, stress and trivial things that can be so distracting, opening to what is truly most important.
The Hawaiian singer-song writer and musician, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole performed and recorded an incredibly beautiful song, combining “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World”. When I hear this song, it is so easy for me to just stop everything that I am doing, and all that I am thinking and just breathe, feeling the happiness of my heart. This place of simply clarity is the space in which I seek to make important decisions and spend time when I am searching for guidance.
When we can find that space to really tap into our hearts, it can become easier to find our path forward, and feel strength and peace in the present moment of our lives.