What If This Is It?

This week, I’m pondering the notion that we all could live better – if not best – should we decided to live as though

If this is it, I know that I want to feel my best – inside and out – every day. I know that I want to spend moments in silliness and silence without judgement of what should be or could be or will be. I want to be absolutely, effortlessly joyful. I want to dance and sing. I want to hop, skip, jump, roll, and crawl all over a floor strewn with toys and non-childproof nick-knacks that should have never even been put on the floor or within a tots reach to begin with. I want to wear a beautiful outfit to work, only to find I sat in play-doh at breakfast. And then I want to laugh. Not cry. Unless I’m laughing so hard that I begin to find tears rolling down my cheeks. I want to open my arms wide and know that I have someone to wrap those arms around. I want to smile when I get lost in a happy thought, and not worry for one single moment that someone saw my goofy grin. I want them to see it. And smile too.

Yes, I have many wants. But beyond the want is the will. The will to live like this truly is it. I have it. Do you?

Reflection: How can you best live as though this is it? I invite you to perform your own little experiment. Go back to basics. When we are born, we have but two emotions: love and fear. When we are secure in our environment, all we experience is love. Become secure in your environment. If any action you consider, make or take provokes feelings of non-love, ask yourself, What would I do if this was it? If this was it – not your last moment, but the moment that you might live in forever  – wouldn’t you want to feel good body, mind, breath, and soul and in every other possible way?? I know that I would. And with less effort and more love, just maybe,  I will.

Wishing you love, light, and laughter.

Sat Nam.


  1. Kate Street

    July 31, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    A Dear Friend just shared this with me and I absolutely LOVE it. I had this VERY notion just yesterday….what if this is IT? Well, then I’m just gonna do what I need to do to make me very, very happy. Amen, Sister. ♥

    1. Maitri Mama

      July 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Kate. To just be the best we can be right in this very moment… how awesome. If I had but one intention for the rest of my days, this would be it. Luck, light, and love on your journey.

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