The Recipe For A Good Life

The Recipe For A Good Life


After years and years of highly unscientific research, I have determined there are three ingredients in the recipe for a good life ... live, love, laugh. Together these three ingredients are all that is necessary to experience the flavor, texture, consistency and color of a goodlife.


Live in the now. When we are fully present to the moment, we experience life fully. There is no worry of what tomorrow may bring. There is no regret about yesterday. There is simply this moment. In every moment, there is always something to experience. Living in the now gives us the presence of mind to experience life. Right now, what are you experiencing? What are you thinking, feeling, touching, smelling, hearing, tasting? These create your in-the-moment experiences that define your life. Life never stops; it is simply our awareness of life that stops.


The Recipe For A Good Life

The second ingredient for a good life is love. In his book, which everyone should read at least once, The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dreams, Paulo Coelho claims, "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."


We all originate from the same source, which is Love. We come from Love. When we are able to operate from that source, our lives are full of passion. Whether it is work, play, friendship, romance, a connection to the animal kingdom or nature, the power of love transcends all conflict and creates a unity in purpose. Mother Teresa said, "Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." To live is to love.


Laugh loud and often. Laughter is the voice of our soul bursting forth from our physical being. There is nothing more contagious or more healing than laughter. Dr. Jean Houston, scholar, philosopher and researcher in Human Capacities poignantly claims, "At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities." A life filled with passion, love and laughter is inherently packed full of possibilities.


Live the life of your dreams. Love everything from the soul of your being. Laugh with the joy of an innocent child. Imagine the possibilities ...

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