23 October 2015
“Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are. ~Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
It’s so easy for me to lose sight of the fact that every moment is an adventure, with opportunities unlike any other. And too much of the time, I’m living this now as a rehearsal for some future ‘now’.
So, this week I’ve been loving every time that the thought ‘a one time only offer’ popped into my head.
This tiny refrain reminding me that each moment is singular and sufficient, fleeting and unique helps me a lot.
….helps me bring my wandering mind back and notice the clouds in the sky.
…helps me, smack dab in the middle of it all with life in a whirl around me, draw in a steady, whole breath.
…helps me check in —is the action I’m taking reflecting what’s important to me?
…helps me dig into things I’m not sure I want to do because when I check in and find I do want or need to do that thing, then I can bring myself fully to it.
Right now, the afternoon breeze swings the open laundry room door gently to and fro, the wind chimes ring softly, bringing me into touch with my surroundings, reminding me again, this moment, this is a one time only offer.