Why am I here at this moment in time? It is a question I've asked myself occasionally over the years, usually brought poignantly to mind when I'm feeling grief at the loss of a loved one.
Though I don't like to lose people in my life, I take comfort in having known them for a while. I'm led to thoughts about why any of us are here at our different locations and stations in particular moments of our lives.
Usually I come to the conclusion that I am where I am at this moment to best be able to donate my time and energy to my world family. For me, that means using my talents in a way that supports me and benefits the most people.
At different stages of my life my task at hand was well spelled out. In youth I went to public school, and prepared for a career in ballet with classes at the Peabody Institute.
In young adulthood I multitasked by raising several kids and being a dance specialist. In teaching I realized I could give from my talents to children and other adults, too. In my middle years I dove into spiritual practices and ministered, and now in my senior years I'm mostly sitting at the computer writing books about my experiences from years of teaching dance, meditation, and yoga.
I'm where I am because each stage of life has pulled from me what I have best been able to give. And, this is because I've stuck to the attitude that I wish to share the joy flowing through my life at this and every moment with my ever expanding consciousness of being a thread in the warm blanket of our world-wide family.
Why are you where you are at the moment? If necessary, realign your day to fulfill your path while treading on planet earth. Meditate deeply to search out and find the true meaning of your life.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
Dedicated to Leela Heard Garnett (December 13, 1946-January 30, 2014)
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