This is a recovered post from a botched website transfer in 2014. It was originally published 10/19/2013.
When is the last time you allowed yourself to be delighted? When did you last take childish – unedited, unspoiled – delight in… anything?
Delight is one of those emotions that’s so pure and “high,” it can almost cause discomfort. Almost.
Delight requires a dropping of guards; a release of caring who’s watching; vulnerability caused by its sweet intensity.
It may transplant you to a place of childhood wonder where belief in magic resides.
It may remind you of what used to be, and evoke a wistful yearning for a return to more innocent and carefree times.
It may ask you to suspend your adult responsibilities and let your hair down, along with your guard, and participate in something – gasp – unseemly or – double gasp – immature (word: immature doesn’t equal ignorant or mean-spirited).
Where delight resides, so does wonder. And where wonder resides, imagination is inspired, unimpaired by learned reality.
Where delight resides, so does possibility. And where possibility resides, anything can happen – no matter how fantastical it may seem.
Where delight resides, so does hope. And where hope resides, dreams are formed and intentions are set for manifestation.
Today’s task: Open yourself to delight. Allow yourself to experience that poignantly exhilarating emotion. For extra points, actively seek it out, and recruit others – family, friends, strangers – to participate.
What delights you?