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  1. Antoinette

    Swimming in the sea makes me feel most alive !

    1 year ago
  2. O.Christina

    Singing is one of my favorites, and being in pure nature, where sometimes, this being emerged with all is aliveness pure, or being outside during a thunderstorm (preferably in summer 🙂 ) and letting the rain pour on me. As a child, I went outside then with an umbrella, imagining I could fly like Mary Poppins. So much fun!

    1 year ago
  3. d
    delilah

    being with/talking to thoes people that just make you forget about everything and just have the best time no matter what is when i feel most alive and is truley the best when your with them and forget every bad thing and are just living the moment. struggling with mental health these times remind me why im happy to be on this earth and i am go glad to be surrounded by the best most wonderful people.

    1 year ago
  4. d
    delilah

    i am a competitive dancer, the nervous yet energetic feeling before i step on the stage/floor to compete has to be the time i feel most alive and out of this world.

    1 year ago
  5. Cathie

    Great conversations, hikes in nature and deep silences that burst into life.

    1 year ago
  6. Dusty Su

    Coffee and inner reflection at sunrise.
    The ocean.
    Reaching into another soul and leaving love there.

    1 year ago
  7. N
    Nusayba Hossain

    quality time with my family

    1 year ago
  8. Don Jones

    Doing my sadhana.

    1 year ago
  9. s
    sb

    my early morning walks in our beautiful area; the sea; dancing – all “me” stuff, I’m afraid.

    1 year ago
  10. d
    dcdeb

    Exercise and kundalini yoga

    1 year ago
  11. V
    Varsha

    One is when I have slept well. Another is when I am alone and organize everything at my own pace.

    1 year ago
    1. Palm

      Varsha, yes

      1 year ago
  12. Mica

    Having slept well – that’s a big one

    1 year ago
  13. L
    Lauryn

    Being in nature. Exercising. Anything that activates me senses — music I’m listening to, food I’m tasting, emotions I’m feeling, beauty I’m seeing.

    1 year ago
  14. Mike S

    A really rich conversation with like minded people which is both challenging and affirming of my own thoughts and feelings.

    1 year ago
  15. Mary Pat

    Anything to do with nature, from the ocean(especially), where we used to vacation, to the wooded areas here close to home, the canyons on the way to Estes, or Mishawaka, Glenwood, The Flatirons on the way to Boulder. Babies, my grandchildren, being with family, journaling, meditation, music, from Verdi’s Requiem to Pop and Rock and Roll. All different kinds if music.
    This question brings back a memory for me that is very old….my first thought about this, other than the ocean, was when I was probably about 10 or 11 years old. I was with my family, and we had gone on a vacation to Wisconsin. It was early morning, and my father and I went down to the dock, got in an aluminum boat, and off we went to fish. It was my first experience of fishing, and I wasn’t too sure I would like it, but I was always game to try something new….after a bit, Dad stopped the boat, put the anchor down, and taught me how to “cast off” after baiting the hook on my pole. (He baited it. I thought it was cruel and disgusting.) Then Dad sat down and cast his line in. Silence. The sun had just come up when we started out, so it was a “new” day for me….I remember the stillness that filled the air…the slow rocking of the boat…..the trees that surrounded the lake…..It was quiet, the air was fresh all around me, and for the first time, I remember feeling so alive and happy!

    1 year ago
    1. Pilgrim

      Hi Mary Pat. I used to fish occasionally with my Dad. We had a sort of rustic cottage on a small lake. I was always happy when I went with him. We were both pretty quiet anyway, so it was a peaceful outing. It is a wonderful memory. He passed away when he was 56 of cancer, so this lives in my heart pretty deeply.

      1 year ago
  16. P
    Phil J.

    Putting another ahead of myself and Truly being Helpful to Someone.

    1 year ago
  17. Katrina

    Leading an expectant and receptive group of people in Bible Study; being with my whole family on vacation or at my house; traveling and seeing beautiful new-t0-me natural scenery; worshiping in a sanctuary amidst lots of other people with great traditional music.

    1 year ago
  18. Pilgrim

    Spending time outdoors, in the woods, at the beach. Spending time with family or friends, having a good conversation, laughing or just hanging out.

    1 year ago
  19. EJP

    Time spent with my amazing grandchildren.

    1 year ago
  20. Ed Schulte

    The “state of BE-ing-ness” which I attempted to identify when responding to yesterday’s question…”What do you feel when in silence” which was …….“I AM ….Home in the Source”. Divine stillness ( LOVE’s vibration without motion ) and the Grace-full presence of the Holy Spirit, “the breath of Life” and the controller of every beat of the Heart, ( The Palace of the Christ – Logos, and “The “LIGHT” that lighteth the world”. )

    And to-day is a “CANADA DAY” also worth feeling”ALIVE” for because there is growing awareness of actions need to balance the injustices on our First Nations Peoples and it is wonderful to hear their leaders call for Understand and TRUE CLARITY in addressing the issues ….not hypocritical apologies …..endless media talk, political opportunism etc etc ….instead their call is to focus on the true meaning of LIFE / ALIVENESS for everyone. Very livening indeed!

    1 year ago
  21. SK

    When I can “be there” for someone; in the moment’ a companion for comfort and sanctuary. When I am trusted to be the 24/7 friend. When I’m working in the garden; hiking; smelling the mountain air.

    1 year ago
  22. GratefulOne

    I feel most alive when I really, truly help someone. If I cannot help someone, I can feel most alive when I wish them well.

    1 year ago
  23. sunnypatti48317

    Surfing. Cooking. Gardening. Walking the beach with my husband, talking about life; throwing sticks in the ocean and watching our dog retrieve them. We actually all swam together one morning last week, and it was the best! Our dog is as big as me, and I swear, he watches the waves and bodysurfs them so well. I never imagined a day I would bodysurf with my dog, but it happened and was so much fun!

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Lol! 😀

      1 year ago
  24. Samuel

    …when I am able to be of help to others…

    1 year ago
  25. Trish

    Walking~fast & hard,,working out the worries of the world. My legs are strong, my heart is pumping & I’m prepared to do hard things. Life is filled with “zingers” & walking helps me to meet them head-on.

    1 year ago
  26. devy

    For me, sitting here in silence, feeling and sensing my heart and lungs as they work together to sustain life. Having to stretch to counter the tightness and pain in my hips and lower back. Hearing the only sounds of birds twittering and observing the sun slowly bringing light upon my part of the world to welcome a new day

    1 year ago
  27. Howie Geib

    Looking out across the Sound on a calm morning before the sun has broken the horizon, the water, like an insatiable partner, beckoning, imploring connection, and a boat, rigged’n ready at the hand to slip into, and ease out into the magical luminescence that is the sea where no waves break her surface and the sky and water are one without delineation. A ripple breaking on the rocky sand and the call of fellow early risers chattering as they bounce along the freshly cut grass. And coffee.

    1 year ago
  28. G
    Gregoire

    Quiet time with my wife is the one that makes me feel most grateful to be alive but as for feeling most alive it is in service to others. God put us here to serve him. In my tradition we are taught by serving others we are serving him, particularly the least of my brothers that is those on the the margins financially, emotionally, and physically.

    1 year ago
  29. Nelson

    My partner and I bring our dogs to the Coronado dog beach in San Diego once or twice a year. It brings me joy to watch the dogs run around. He and I like talking to people. We walk around barefoot without a care in the world. Then we grab dinner somewhere we’ve never tried before.

    Currently, we live in an urban city that’s not near the beach. I oftentimes visualize this scene in San Diego because it’s so relaxing and invigorating. I also feel connected.

    1 year ago
    1. L
      Lauryn

      That sounds really nice

      1 year ago
  30. Michele

    Theme parks! I can’t wait to go this weekend! I’m sure I will feel alive riding Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure roller coaster for this first time.

    1 year ago
  31. Clarity

    Chanting. Helping others. Seeing my 21 year-old daughter, who lives with an invisible disability accomplish her goals despite all she has gone through.

    1 year ago
  32. Kevin

    Being out on the water with my rowing team, or being at the beach with my whole family, and responding to the needs of others as called, makes me feel both alive and complete as a person.

    1 year ago
    1. Howie Geib

      I wrote of this as well (rowing) and this my first early dawn on the Connecticut shoreline this summer…heaven

      1 year ago
      1. Kevin

        Awesome Howie! Someday we have to get you up to New Bedford, MA, to row in our whaleboats! Enjoy being out on the water!

        1 year ago
  33. Christine

    Grief! It burns, it is pain, it is love, it is love, it is love, it is evolving, it is understanding other people who also mourning more, it belongs to live. There is a gift in it. The soul knows. Really.

    1 year ago
    1. Holly in Ohio

      Hugs, Christine!

      1 year ago
    2. sparrow

      “Grief!
      There is a gift in it. The soul knows.
      Really.”

      Really…♥

      1 year ago
    3. Trish

      You are such a beautiful teacher💚

      1 year ago
    4. G
      Gregoire

      Bravo to you Christine for your bravery. That’s great, let love fill the void. Continue to open up to others and love will do its healing.

      1 year ago
    5. Kevin

      You are an inspiration, Christine. You really are. Thank you for speaking your truth.

      1 year ago

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