Are You Awake?

Via on Jan 16, 2012
(Photo: planetchopstick)

“The single journey through consciousness

should be participated in

as fully as possible by the individual,

no matter how dangerous or cruel or terror-filled

that experience may be.

We only go through it once…and so

we must do it fully conscious.”

~ Edward Albee

I love the idea of reincarnation. I think it’s beautiful. Some days I just feel so full of ideas, and dreams, and things I want to do, places to go…I don’t know how I’ll ever do it all this time around.

But in reality, even if it happens–I’ll never really know. What matters is what we’re doing now. What matters is being awake, being present, and being of benefit this time–not next time. Are you awake?

About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter

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2 Responses to “Are You Awake?”

  1. Eric says:

    What will you do with this short and precious life?

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