“This life is a brief, ecstatic spark. Darling, fling yourself into the stars.”—Chelan Harkin
The headline for this post is a paraphrase of my new Consuela purse. My bestest friend, Mary, made a valiant effort to walk away when she first spotted it. But when she discovered that every single Consuela product bears the motto “Make Today Ridiculously Awesome,” usually hidden somewhere inside, she was left with no choice but to snatch it up and gift it to me.
The purse I now proudly own makes no pretense of subtlety. The life-affirming motto is plastered right there on the front in crazy wild neon. It represents my philosophy to a tee: joy, loud and proud, no matter what.
I know very little about this world, really. All I can be sure of is that this particular physical lifetime is fleeting and uncertain and well, why not make the most of every precious moment.
Is joy a crazy delusion? Or is it the underlying truth? The consciousness that goes on long after the body crumbles away?
I don’t know, but I have a hunch that love is the underlying reality of everything, that light exists in every being (whether apparent or not) and that all thoughts to the contrary are little more than a temporary broadcast that we can tune into or not.
I wish for each of you the broadcast of big ass, immutable love this holiday season. #222 Forever!
Pam Grout is the author of 20 books including E-Squared, E-Cubed, Thank & Grow Rich and her latest, The Course in Miracles Experiment: A Starter Kit for Rewiring Your Mind (And Therefore Your World).