Have I died, and gone to Heaven?

//Have I died, and gone to Heaven?

I often suspect this is the case.

Two runners were jogging in the surf this morning, going opposite directions. I was walking through the sand, on my way to the beachside restaurant where I chose to work today. The joggers met each other and embraced joyously, and from fifty yards away, I could see within their excited embrace was the passion and surprise that comes with unexpectedly bumping into someone you love in Paradise.

This, I feel, is what it must be like in Heaven. When you see loved ones you didn’t expect, and as soon as the surprise over the encounter is complete, you can revel in the beauty around you, which you both get to share.

Heaven, indeed.

While living in Costa Rica, I have come to live the best days of my life.

Today, I rode the bus from my mountaintop home to the ocean, journaling and listening to positive affirmations.

The bus stopped at the little surfer town of Dominical, and I walked down to the waterfront, my laptop and bathing suit in my backpack.

For a half hour, I walked along the ocean, stopping occasionally to watch some crabs scuttle around, and do a bit of yoga.

Now, I sit in a shaded villa looking over the crashing waves, with a host of new clients who pay me to do work that I love.

We have family visiting us, which means feasting and revelry for three weeks.

My kids are healthy and happy, and there is not much more that could be added to my overflowing cup of happiness. I am grateful for this Heaven, that has become my life.

It is possible that I died in Portland, and this experience I am now having is my afterlife.

I’m okay with that.

By | 2012-03-20T09:38:10+00:00 March 20th, 2012|Introspection|

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  1. forrestlamb March 20, 2012 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Caelan, loving reading your articles from paradise. Sounds like you are doing great my friend, so happy for you, your focus has allowed it to blossom. I followed my heart as well and ended up in Mount Shasta and am thankful for it every single day. Surrounded by sheer beauty and a simple, fulfilling way of life. I’m with you.. Keep up the good work!

  2. Mikaela Jones March 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I, as well as the person above, love reading your articles from paradise… what you describe in this post here sounds not only like heaven, but a writer’s heaven. Listening to positive affirmations, spending time meditating in nature, exercise, and then writing is generally how I like to ‘work’ if you can call it that when it’s something you love so much… more and more I think I think it may be time for my reincarnation into a Costa Rican writer’s paradise…

    The simple life derives the most fulfillment and delight, and you have mastered the AMAZING LIFE, Caelan, my hats off to you.

    • CAELAN HUNTRESS March 21, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Yeah, ‘work’ as it’s meant to be. Not a struggle, but a fulfillment of purpose.

      I hope you come and visit soon, Mikaela!

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