I read these five words from Katie Rubinstein this morning and they struck me. She said: Life, what an exquisite privilege.
Yes, truly life is a privilege. And to realize this deep within your being is to change your whole perspective on life.
Life Is An Exquisite Privilege
Life is an opportunity to grow, to love, to hurt, to grieve and to above all realize who you are and what your purpose is in this world.
As I grow older, I get more mindful of all the experiences and opportunities that life has gifted to me through the years.
So much joy, such laughter, so many happy memories.
Feelings of belonging and being loved. Enjoying meaningful relationships. But also times when I’ve felt terribly let down. When I’ve had to choose to move away from some relationships. The pain of loss and betrayal has been real.
Then there have been times when I’ve been absolutely broken hearted. Felt despair, helplessness and loneliness. There have been traumatic experiences that I’m still processing to see how they’ve impacted my life and choices.
I’ve been blessed with some awe filled moments when I’ve enjoyed the bounty of Nature. Watching the sun rise over the Kanchenjunga, hiking to a latent volcano, short safaris in Indian forests and enjoying sunrise and sunset at some beautiful beaches…..
I’ve enjoyed the best love of all – from dogs who I’ve had the privilege to give love to as well!
I’ve had some really deeply spiritual moments, and times when I’ve even questioned the existence of God.
I could go on….
Today I want to run towards life like this little child in this beautiful picture by Vincent Van Gogh. I want to experience it all. I want to be constantly grateful for the exquisite privilege of life!