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Maybe it's time to jolt yourself awake
2/3/2007 - Anita Bakker and Hilary Drummond, Southern Exposure

Have you noticed that some people are going through life half asleep?  How “awake” are you?  On a scale of 1 – 10 (now be honest with yourself!), how engaged are you?  You can tell if you’re awake if you were able to drink in the beauty of this amazing valley recently, notice the joy in someone’s eyes, or paid a compliment to the person who served your coffee.  Or maybe you just noticed a smile in the car next to you and really enjoyed the moment.

 

We’re doing a survey.  We’re interested in whether you read this column and like it.  Perhaps you’re lining a pet cage with it, or hopefully you’re thinking about how the topics affect you and are making changes to increase the possibility in your life.

 

If you’re between a 6 and 10 in the “awake scale” we’ll hear from you by e-mail…if you’re sleeping we won’t!

 

In the movie “Awakening”, based on a true story, Leonard, played by Robert deNiro experiences the world for the first time after awakening from a 30 year catatonic state.  He is mesmerized and amazed at what he sees and is able to do.  He is experiencing the joy of being alive, of moving through his day in absolute wonder at all there is newly available to him.  He experiences it himself and he also observes the rest of us and how we are experiencing the world.  He’s puzzled and concerned.  After realizing that he is slipping back into the prison of his catatonic state, and unable to sleep, he wanders through the halls of his institution.  He calls his Doctor (played by Robin Williams) in the middle of the night, waking him with a frantic message that he needs to speak to him right now!  When face to face with the bleary eyed doctor, Leonard grabs a newspaper, slams it on the desk and yells look, LOOK!!!  It’s all bad!  All they talk about is what’s bad!  You have to tell them…tell them how wonderful life is!

 

In our busy lives and with a focus on responsibilities and challenges, it’s easy to forget.  So try this to remember what you already know!

 

·         Think about what you might be taking for granted and capture that in your journal. 

·         If you were to get “jolted awake” and were seeing life for the first time in 30 years as Leonard was, what would you notice?

·         What is stopping you from doing more of the things that bring you joy?

 

We’re interested, so let’s hear from you!

Our e-mail addresses are right here at your finger tips.  We want to create a story from some of your responses.

 

 



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