“Indulge in the decadence of the simple things in life.”
Our lives can get quite complicated. In a world of constant connections and connectivity, a world where we often multitask, we can drown in everything around us. But there’s something almost magical about indulging in a single simple thing that fills us with a moment of perfect gratitude, and awareness, and appreciation to be alive. Sounds too good to be true? Think again. Everyday, we have these moments right under our nose, and we can experience them if we allow ourselves to.
Yesterday, I had finished eating a delicious, perfect meal. I was on the cusp of that perfect amount of satisfaction and contentment. Suddenly, I had a craving for something sweet, just to end the meal. And there it was…one Ferrero Rocher. The perfect way to end the meal. And I spent a good 2 minutes devouring the delicious chocolate and just marveling at how it really was the perfect way to end the meal. Every texture, every taste, every crunch, each simple in their own right, became the joys of the moment.
Maybe that perfect moment is a cool breeze on a warm day. Maybe it’s that perfect hug that just makes you melt. Maybe its seeing the very first bee of spring, or hearing the chirping of the birds at dawn, or being witness to a baby’s first smile. You know these moments I’m talking about. It is the moment we spend with our friends, where we pause for one brief second and look around us and realize how lucky we are to have them, and how happy we are with them. It is a moment where we stop and realize a thought, or feeling, or smell, or sight, has uncontrollably brought a smile to our faces. It is a moment when you realize you’ve made the perfect jump, hit the right combo, and beaten the level of a video game that had grasped your attention for too long. It is a moment where we really appreciate holding someone, or being held by someone. It is a moment when you realize you’ve been thrust awake for work, only to discover you still have 2 hours to sleep in.
It is a moment where our minds, with all their troubles and hurries and thoughts and worries, clear up completely and we are left with simple, uncontaminated, pristine, pure joy.
These moments are all around us, waiting to be discovered, waiting to be experienced, waiting for YOU to give yourself fully to them.
All you have to do…is indulge.