Do not take today lightly.
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Which is to say, do not miss a moment.
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We each check out in different ways; television, cell phone scrolling, sex, alcohol and drugs, food and EVEN meditation and yoga! I'm not saying don't do these things-- do whatever you like if it brings you peace. But speaking from personal experience, I've tried all of these things to avoid reality, to avoid connecting with people, to avoid heart ache and pain, and moments of just watching grace move a blade of grass or the sun across the horizon.
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I'm tired of checking out. And honestly it feels harder and harder each day to tune in! You can blame government, corporations, snarky advertising techniques, history, yourself or anyone/thing else for why things are as they are today.
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But remember, you have the choice in each moment. It takes getting very still, and clear and present to what is alive--you need to expand your perspective about what is possible, about what you're cable of. But IF you allow yourself, even for a breath to fully, completely, absolutely embody THIS very moment...you have an opportunity of a lifetime to change your mind, and thus your life.
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So I try a little more each day. I put in bits of effort and devotion and presence that add up. I stumble often, fall (get lost in Netflix land or a YouTube hole, or beat myself up about literally everything) and forget often. BUT, I remember to get back up. Not to get stuck in those places that pacify my mind and heart and body. I get back up for you, for me, for all of us. Because we ARE in this together. We've just got a little bit of time to do right by the gift of life that we've so generously been given. My practice is to keep tuning in. So, fall over, accept it, but then get up, begin again.

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