On a sleepless night I was cruising (I prefer to cruise rather than surf) the Internet, and stumbled upon an article in which the author referred to the, "four monkeys on his back." He listed food, alcohol, drugs, and smoking. Those are weights of elephantine proportion, and I can't imagine the toll they must extract from his being each day.
My musings about living with addictions was just that, for I'm fortunate I do not have an addictive personality. Chocolate is delicious, wine enhances a wonderful meal and shopping is a necessary evil. However, I asked myself what do I crave, what do I wake up wanting?
As the light was coming into the new day, it dawned on me I have four angels on my shoulders, and I would be bereft if I had to live life without them. Movement, meditation, music and meaningful work propel me through my day and life.
Perhaps we should concentrate more on our angels and less on our demons. Placing our attention and focus on what we want to manifest will bring it center stage in our lives, and leave the monkeys waiting in the wings.
Okay, I'll fess up, a glass of fine wine, a piece of exquisite dark chocolate and a new pair of shoes can put a contented smile on my face every once in awhile too. Pair the wine and chocolate with some Pavarotti or Andrea Bocelli and I'm in my private heaven.
Find your angels and give them the lead role in your life. They will lift you up.
Their wings will help you fly.