Every once in awhile, in a conversation with a friend, I get some insight into myself I didn't have before. That happened tonight with Teresa. We talked for hours and at one point she said, "You are very awake."
She said it in the context of it being a natural state for me - to be up, wide-awake, energetic, enthused. I had been telling her that I'm starting to feel much more myself these days - more than I have since 2008. I'm feeling perkier and more intense - that is my normal self.
I've never thought of it in this context, but she's right. I'm very "awake," and as she put it, "living fully."
These insights are always welcome.