I was walking along a mountain path recently as the sun was rising, I was walking towards it as the sky was lightening and I thought, yes, I am walking towards the light. In doing so I felt that I was also heading in the direction of a lightness of spirit, a lightness of being.
I was considering the many things I could be grateful for. I did not have to go any further than look all around me to appreciate the splendour, variety and abundance of Nature. As I reflected on these things I felt lighter – physically, mentally and spiritually.
I turned around to look at the path I had just traveled, away from the light. Sometimes we have to face the dark as well, the less than pretty things that Life puts in our way. It is necessary to face and deal with the dark, and we do it best when we remain aware that there is always light – we just need to face in the right direction. Then we see more clearly; the path we need to tread becomes more visible again.
I also took in the myriad colours all around me. I thought, these colours are inside me as well otherwise I could not recognise them externally. I focused on sensing these colours at their vibrant, brightest intensity. In so doing I felt these colours to be uniting into a pure white light, vibrating and pulsating from me outwards. And I felt I am thus surely having a positive influence on my surroundings. I felt a lightness of being.
The title is a combination of Greek and Latin, ancient languages. The message, when translated, is also ancient, yet often not practiced freely : literally it means “Living God Within.” The Living God Within; God Living Within. Each of us having, as The Twelve Step program would have it, our own understanding of God.
En Theos also is the root for the word Enthusiasm.
So: Living with awareness of God within (us and all) should in fact equate to Living with Enthusiasm.
I am a Recovery Coach, Life Coach, Author and Speaker. I live in Cape Town, South Africa.