Living – In Every Sense of the Word


Helen_Keller_SunriseWe say that Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, and it truly is, because each of us views life through a lens that is as unique as our fingerprint, and as reflective as our most inner thoughts.

Equally, when we speak of life and living, the same logic is present as each of our lives means something uniquely special, to a person.

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Too often, we hastily conclude life and living is defined by a heartbeat.  I offer to you that your heartbeat is but an inconsequential symptom of living and often distracts us from being able to truly comprehend the essence of living and all that it entails and consumes.

BelieveCollectively, my life and your life reflect a mosaic of sensory experiences, yet the intrinsic nature of life and living is only realized at the high end of the spectrum of our senses and is succinctly and accurately defined as a plurality.

Imagine, for this moment, if the totality of your life was channeled through only one sense.  If you could only see the world without the benefit or complement of your other senses; would you still be living?

Or, how about only being able to hear the world around you, would you contend you are still living?

Consider only being able to smell or taste the scent of your environment; is that living?

Does being able to singularly touch and feel your world equate to living?

Compassion_2Incredibly, the answer to all these questions is “no”.  To my point, living is a symphony, comprised of each of our sensory input channels.  And not surprisingly, when one or more of those channels are “turned off” or unavailable for reception, input and translation, the remaining or available channels are bombarded with their own “traffic”, resulting in an ultra sensitivity to that channel.

As an athlete balances and consumes input from all available senses or channels, the result is greater than the sum of the parts and is a true synergy.  Our imagination is similarly synergistic in nature as we leverage every fragment of thought and memory to create new thoughts and memories.

“In our spiritual universe, it is also most logical, then, to conclude that our faith or our soul is the catalyst that creates or enables genuine living to occur.  Faith is that invisible, yet undeniably present sense which processes all of our physical sensory information like a computer, effectively and involuntarily creating your life, whether you realize it or not.”

“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.”  – Helen Keller

Brilliant_SunriseLet us all hope to create a life that is abundantly rich in our senses, yet wholly founded and driven by our heart, soul and faith.  And in legendary fashion, live that life All Night Long.  In truth, our sunset magically transforms into our sunrise, making us eternal beings.  Be well.

 

 

 

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About MW Cerkas

Compassion for People, Passion for Writing, Living my Conscience; "Look for the Good, Always" Positive, Creative, Seasoned Writer, Leader, Marketer, Authentic Spirit, Entrepreneur. Continuously seeking the GOOD in others and how to HELP them. Paying it Forward, Preparing for Eternity. Be well!

Posted on June 30, 2014, in General, Personal Growth, Philosophy, Theology, Truths, Videos and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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