These 2 words are powerful. Simple, yes, but they offer so much strength. What comes to mind when I hear these words? Goosebumps. Thrill. Silence. Excitement. Curiosity. An inner sense of feeling alive. Wow.
These 2 words were said over and over again on our trip this past weekend to Elfin Lakes. If I could have bottled up the feeling we had on our way up over the mountain tops, I could probably have sold it for some big bucks. At one point, I looked over at Mandy, trying to explain the feeling that was pulsing through my veins – I was blabbering all these different things, but stuck for words at the same time. She completely understood. We could only think of one word. “Euphoric”. A natural high. I seriously felt like I was on some sort of drug. We both did. We didn’t even have to say anything to each other that made sense. It was impossible not to feel this way. Epic. Completely and utterly epic. Unforgettable.
When I’m in a place like this, I feel so incredibly grateful. I can’t get enough of it. That high. That euphoric high. THAT is why I live. To feel this way. It makes me feel alive. To a point that I can’t explain. It can only be felt. I crave for it. This natural drug. It’s as if something is literally pulsing through my veins. Joy. Maybe that’s it. Overflowing joy. The feeling of being completely alive – in the moment as much as is physically and energetically possible. Drinking it all in. Everything slows down. You just feel overcome with… something.
This something, this magical and indescribable feeling, can be brought about differently for everyone. For some, it might be wandering endlessly through an art museum, or creating a chefs masterpiece, or… The list goes on. For me? THIS. These pictures. They are all worth a thousand words. Breathtaking. Whatever your ‘something’ might be – whatever causes you to live in this euphoric sense of joy, of feeling alive – put yourself in it. As much as, and as often as you can. We were created for this. THIS! To feel ignited, alive, overflowing with an indescribable drug. A natural high.
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” These were my words over the past weekend, but they were also the last and final words of Steve Jobs. Right before he passed. These 2 words. Over and over again. Goosebumps. Thrill. Silence. Excitement. Curiosity. What is next? What could it be? What would make someone say these words? It must be amazing.
Whatever it is, you have the gift to say these words RIGHT NOW. Don’t wait another moment. Don’t wait to say these words until you only have a few more breaths left. “Oh Wow”. How often have you said these powerful words lately? When was the last time? It’s okay if it’s been a while. Maybe reading this is a reminder, specifically for you. A reason. A reminder to feel alive. It’s already in you – you just have to wake it up and let it come to life.
It’s being alive that makes you rich.