Some people understand revelry as a way to forget. They lose themselves in dancing, or drinking, or celebrating. They try to use revelry to escape from painful experiences or regrets. They see revelry as a way to leave things behind.
Deep revelry is not focused on the past.
Some people understand revelry as a way to remember, to continue traditions. They revel in the same occasions, in the same ways, each year. They try to ensure that people learn the lessons of revelry again and again, and extend them into the future.
Deep revelry is not about the future.
Deep revelry is much more powerful than that.
Deep revelry is celebrating the present.
Deep revelry is the product of connection. Deep revelry is born when our truest, deepest selves discover the deep, true life around us. It may be in watching the dawn, or in a sunset, or the stars in the night sky. It may be in spending time with other people, and it may be in spending time alone listening to the silence. It may be a profoundly moving spiritual experience, and it may be a party.
It is a challenge to plan and schedule revelry, because true revelry is beyond our control.
Deep revelry always takes place in the present moment.
Revelry is powerful because it is so attractive, and because we cannot manufacture it. Our attempts to create revelry can only imitate the real thing. Why would we want an imitation when authentic revelry is all around us?
The key to experiencing powerful revelry is being open to it.
We are often distracted. We often miss the opportunities for revelry that are all around us every day.
Dedicate some time today to revelry.
How powerful is your revelry?
What will you revel in today?
[Image by Pink Sherbet Photography]