Excellence Reporter: Suzanne, what is the meaning of life?
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana: Many years ago Joseph Campbell inspired me with this enlightening quote:
“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”
That wisdom still reverberates through me today when I consider what gives meaning to my life.
In seeking the rapture of being alive, I have found that certain practices and principles show up again and again.
The first is opening to healthy connections — through nurturing, healing touch, kind words, the giving of our gifts, and the receiving of love within our communities.
Then it is trusting these healthy connections that keeps them flowing into our lives.
When we feel them deep within our bones, our heart, our gut, our thoughts – in fact, when we experience the integration of the flow of life through all of our cells, this creates the possibility of even deeper rapture in every present moment.
When we expand our lens on the world, it allows more meaning to show up. Things can touch our hearts and souls that we might have previously missed.
When this occurs we glean even more from life – and we naturally begin to choose daily paths that lead us to who we are at a soul level. And thus, to the rapture of being alive.
~Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is one of the world’s leading authorities on conscious awareness and its transformational impact on the healing process. For more than 30 years she has empowered people with practical tools that enable them to experience joy in each moment without burning out. These skills help improve every aspect of their lives, from their health and well-being to their relationships, their careers, their creativity, even the growth of their businesses.
After decades perfecting her methods, Suzanne created the comprehensive Healing From the Core training curriculum in 1994. Today it includes a robust selection of international workshops, webinars, speaking engagements and audio programs.
She’s also the author of both Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdomand Full Body Presence: Learning to Listen to Your Body’s Wisdom.
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