The Big Bang Theory of Observing Life and Loving it!

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Guest Article by Steve Tallamy – The Big Bang Theory of Observing Life and Loving It!

Observing is an underused gift which we have all been given to enable us to connect with the love that surrounds us in each and every given moment of our lives. Fortunately I learned the art of observation at an early age and although I have often misplaced this valuable tool during my life Nature has always found it and returned it to me. When I speak of observing I don’t mean merely looking at the people and things we encounter in life, but to absorb ourselves into them with all of our senses. A great example of what I mean would be when I’ve taken a walk in the countryside with family or friends. On our return someone might ask us where we’ve been and my companions usual reply would be something like ….
‘Oh we’ve just had a nice couple of hours walk near Fordingbridge; we parked in the pub car park in Godshill and took the circular route through the woods before returning back to the pub and had a drink and a bite to eat.’

Hmm, my version would be more like …

“We left the car in the ‘Fighting Cock’ pubs car park in Godshill and took the path behind the village hall, where they were mowing the cricket pitch and the smell of fresh cut grass wafted around us on the breeze. After climbing over the old wooden style we entered the woods where the damp coolness of the trees mingled with the aroma of pine needles as they exploded under our boots as we made our way along the well trodden path.”

Of course this description would continue until it ended with an episode about the pub lunch and anyone listening to me would probably have sneaked off or fallen asleep by then! But I think it explains what I mean by ‘observing’ well enough and it describes the way I see life and fall in love with it each and every time. Of course it doesn’t only have to be those times when we are in-nature that we use or senses to their full. By observing everything we encounter along the pathway of life we open up new ones, highways and byways that lead us deep within ourselves. They lead to the heart and soul of our true being and it is from this place that we discover the love of living, the joy of the companionship with all that is and will ever be. It’s a wonder-filled place to reside. Even when we’re in those dark places we find ourselves in from time to time we need to fully observe them because it is only by understanding them that we become capable of dealing with them. If we don’t recognize and know our enemies for who and what they are we can never hope to defeat them and move on into a new and better place.

Life is packed full of wonderful experiences and when we exercise our physical senses by using them as often as we can to truly appreciate and love each moment we’re in, we also strengthen our spiritual senses. The inner senses of intuition, creativity, love, compassion and many more. They lay there dormant like seeds simply waiting for us to awaken them and when we do they immediately explode into the only action they know. Growth. Doors open and barriers crumble, freeing us to pass through into dimensions of the universe which we were unable to connect with before. Observing deeply is like the ‘Big Bang Theory,’ it is the beginning of all beginnings, the start of a never ending wonderous journey to wherever you allow your senses to take you.

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