children are such a pleasure
At present, one of my family's biggest pleasures, is our wee toddler. He and his mother, one of my grand daughters, have brought so much joy to us all. At his first birthday party I watched as one by one, we walked into his home....straight to him! As though no one else existed, with our face beaming, and our eyes tender. Definitely our biggest pleasure.
However, wee one has his own pleasures, such as
- "riding" Nannie's ponies
- riding his "bike" (ie being pushed by mum)
- pushing his toy walking aid, which is just so cool.
the pleasures of our heart
I have such treasured memories of my three children, and five grandchildren. Little moments in time, forever etched in tender memories, and in my heart.
I am wondering if life's pleasures are perhaps not the things that we think bring us pleasure, but these deeper, heart filled moments, are actually the true treasures. These are the times that money just cannot buy.
Although I have spent most of my life immersed in spirituality, and have supreme knowledge and majestic experiences of chakras, spiritual bodies, realms....etc....etc... none of it has compared to the memories stored in my heart.
simple pleasures matter
Nevertheless, simple pleasures can make life nice. I was thinking about my other simple pleasures, and I was wondering why I didn't do all of them. I find it miserable going for an early morning walk around where I live. There are a couple of bays close by, and parks .... why have I not been walking there?
I changed my meditation a few years ago, to one that had been given to me by an Indian astrologer, involving the sun, and a simple mantra (like a sentence) to go with it. It is so immediate in producing calm and happiness that I definitely would have to say that it has become one of my daily pleasures.
And I go to a friend's once a fortnight for crystal meditation .... because it brings me pleasure. I sometimes work in a koha (payment by donation) healing clinic, because it gives me pleasure.
sunrise at Wood Bay, near where I live
I know that I have other unusual things that give me pleasure, such as:
- baking bread
- being at the seashore... lovely
- being up and about just before dawn, the magical hour. (But I seldom do)
- and I had forgotten that I wanted to travel more .... how could I have forgotten that?
I think that it is a lovely, and useful, idea, to make a list of things that give you pleasure. And then have a think about how you can easily incorporate them into your life.