A Constancy of Ecstasy

by Christopher Lovejoy on August 27, 2017

be true? go deep / be wise? go broad / be free? go far

loving the growth of my garden of intimacy with a soul of gratitude
even as I delight in the rise of my ecstasy in a spirit of generosity

be true? go deep / be wise? go broad / be free? go far

In my essay, In Praise of Ecstasy, which I posted with pleasure on my site in May 2011, as it remains one of my favorite posts, I made an attempt to articulate the meaning of ecstasy. In reviewing the content of this post some six plus years later, I now venture to say that ecstasy is a state of being, knowing, feeling, and having that is experienced and enjoyed as the ultimate in conscious surrender as rapturous delight.

As is evident in that post, I construed ecstasy as ephemeral, as lasting only for a short time, as coming and going, but as I continue to frame an approach to a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment, I am more and more entertaining the notion of a constancy of ecstasy, remaining responsive to doing a deep dive into this question: am I willing and able to live my life well all the time and to feel good all the time?

When I raise this question, I am reminded of perspectives I entertained on such notions as constructive living, the upside of stress, the how of happiness, the rise of superman, the obstacle is the way, black hole focus, die empty, deep work, resilience, the power of intention, the wheel of time, leading an inspired life, pathways to bliss, the ego is the enemy, the One Thing, loving what is, among many, many others.

I am also reminded of The Life Review as being the ultimate in feedback for this life I live.

I now find myself in wonder: am I willing and able to combine and absorb these perspectives with the presence, promise, power of PERMA (Positivity, Engagement, Relationship, Meaning, Accomplishment) into a submissive perspective both practicable and productive that honors the Law of One?

I ask this question in the light of this catchy phrase: ideation without execution is delusion.


To share information and inspiration on what is happening on this troubled yet promising world, I drew up two lists of sites that are serving the causes of personal, global and/or cosmic awakening.

This post has been filed under Integration in the Ultimate Outline.

Note: my evolving outline on approaching a realization of the ultimate in personal fulfillment can be found here, accessible from the nav menu under the page “Be Here Now”.

Note: this ever growing perspective began here: Ultimate Perspective

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