Thank you for this moment
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Over and over and over and over, until I'm blue in the face, "thank you for this moment."
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Right now may feel like too much, or perhaps not enough...but it's neither. It's just right, because "it is what it is, and it is just that."
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So I trust, despite all my whining, through my existential angst and momentarily discomforts and discontents, that THIS very moment is my most sacred teacher. While my senses and mind may play all sorts of frustrating tricks on me, and mess with my emotional body, I know, deep down, that this, here and now, is complete and perfect. So I "try" to fight it less. I try to go deeper into this present experience, whether it's waiting in traffic, in an argument (with someone, or just a future or past one I'm imagining), or having the time of my life!
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And so I keep returning to thank you. And it's really hard sometimes, especially when my heart aches, or my body is beat, or I'm angry at the world, and dirty corporations, and Trump, and pollution, and global warming, and of course myself. Thank you for all of these teachers. Thank you for helping me look more closely and breathe into it, accept it-- and not in a passive way. If, in this moment there's something that I can do to reduce suffering for another, I'll either do it or realize later I could or maybe should have stepped up. But right now, I do what I can with what I have, and again say thank you for the gift of this life-- beyond the politics, drama (the world's and my own), regret, fear and whatever else is stopping me from feeling deep, deep contentment and even bliss just to be alive. Don't ever forget you are alive. While not everything is in your control (maybe nothing is?), I trust that I can choose how to be in my body, heart and mind. Let's say thank you and begin again. Right here and now. Heart full, breath wide and flowing, and a big stupid grin on our faces-- through ALL of it. I love you.

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