I realised, to my amazement, that the screams belonged to me, as we suddenly hurtled towards a plunge into Sydney Harbour.
A circuit on ‘The Mouse’ at Luna Park will do that to you I discovered, yet as we alighted from the tiny car I found that every cell in my body seemed wonderfully awake, alert and bubbling with delight. It was as if every nerve had woken up and was singing at the top of its voice.
This is just one kind of pleasure and obviously different things are pleasure to different people.
Would you like to have more energy?
Be more creative?
Feel more youthful?
Be more fulfilled?
You are invited to consider how much Pleasure you enjoy in your life. When was the last time?
Our consumer society is an entertainment world that has convinced us that the more we spend the happier we’ll be. As a result Pleasure has largely been put on the back burner.
Entertainment is about money. Pleasure is free!
Pleasure allows that wonderful hormone Oxytocin to be released allowing our feeling of well-being to go up, and with it our energy abounds.
Sounds good? Would you like to enhance your well-being?
Watch for next week’s blog and I’ll give some Pleasure possibilities.
Catch you then, Joan (Morgan)
Wednesday 22nd July, we were part of the Gosford City Council’s Local Authors Expo held at Erina Fair complex, Erina, that’s Central Coast for those who don’t know. It was a great day, with many local authors attending, each with a table showing their wares and we each had a 10min chance to show and tell. As usual Joan and Maureen entertained the assembled crowd with a reading and dispelling the myths of maturity. Have a look at the 2 photos on the photo gallery. Doris didn’t come, we told her to stay at home that day, but she has an invitation to visit the Erina Library soon. Will keep you informed, so you can also come along, if you’re within driving distance, and meet her. She’s quite a character. Curious?
In the past six months I’ve been to four family funerals. These days I go to more funerals than weddings. All the services, or celebrations of life as they are called these days, were tastefully done. With tearful voices the children and grandchildren spoke of their beloved parent/grandparent praising their attributes and smiling at their shortcomings. The religious among the mourners spoke of eternal life and “when we meet again” and others hugged and comforted the bereaved. The older ones whispered thoughts about their own funeral.
At the latter end of our life we are more aware of our own demise and that it could be just around the corner. Some of us ignore this fact and some of us are philosophical. Some place conditions on dying, such is “if I have terminal cancer, I’ll be ready to die then” or “If I’m on life support, turn it off” or “if I have a stroke and cannot move or speak, yes I’ll be ready then.” But there are no guarantees for the future. Unfortunately we can’t order our death like we order a pizza.
What we can do is to be at peace with the fact of our inevitable death. As far as practical work on emptying our ‘bucket list’ and enjoy each day as it comes. Live our life to the fullest and fill it with the simple things that give us pleasure. Take the time to do whatever needs to be done so there are no regrets. Like saying, “I love you” or maybe it needs to be “I’m sorry”. Then we can get on with filling our body mind and spirit with the fresh air of living. Life is cyclical, just like the seasons, and when the winter of our life is upon us, let’s look forward to the spring of another life, a new baby, somewhere in the world.
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