here at the Cinquecento Project, executive management has been happy to float along on the theme of inspiration, and hope the rest of you tag along for the journey. The blog isn’t fixated on adapting my U.S. American self to this semi-charmed kind of Italian life; though that is a major theme of the blog. No political agenda is pushed, though liberal/progressive content tends to be featured when world or U.S. politics and current events are covered. Mostly, what the project aims to do is to uncover the bits and pieces of everyday life that offer the inspiration that feeds souls. Being my blog, I am sharing the bits that feed my soul.
Today, I received an email from a longtime friend who is embarking on a new path into the mostly unknown, or at least very unfamiliar. She is taking risks to reach gains in the future, mostly realized in terms of familial gains, personal satisfaction gains, and soul-gratifying gains.
A fervent coffee, beer, and wine enthusiast who extremely rarely dabbled in any other drug, she wrote:
“Last night, I was thinking of all the times I have felt extreme euphoria (without doing drugs), with a sense that life is super great, that I can do anything and that I feel ultra-connected with everyone in the world.”
Extreme euphoria: life is super great; I can do anything; I feel ultra-connected with everyone in the world.
Just reading those lines tapped into the core of who I am and what motivates me to get out of bed every day. Tapping into that lively pulse of our universe; feeling the flow inside me when I step into the rhythm of my community; practicing my own music when I stay in for the night and listen to my mind and my body.
As the Cinquecento Project nears its one-year anniversary, things may get nostalgic, things may get introspective, and things may get extremely euphoric.
Was there a time when you felt extreme euphoria? Where were you? What were you doing? How long did it last? Were you able to tap into that memory in the following days, weeks, months, years, decades?
Step into the community and share your experiences below.