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Monday, June 14, 2010

NOW

Without words
we sit in quiet.
Stillness wraps
around us
in its soft, electric way
There is no wanting
or needing to know
what comes next
No questions
or place to get
We are not
tangled
in yesterdays
or turning toward
tomorrow

Just us
and something
that will
remain
through births
and deaths
and lifetimes
A million nows from now
A million nows from then


I'm finding this old poem of mine to be particularly relevant right now.  As we are moving into summer, and the school year is coming to a close, i feel myself shifting and adjusting.  There will be no more four hour windows of time to myself for making art/blogging/making pendants, etc...Instead i will be squeezing my creating into tiny windows of time, in between household maintenance & spending time with & taking care of my two little ones/summer trips/weddings/exercise/time with my husband/time with friends, etc... 

My five-year-old is already out for the summer so i am already shifting into this new schedule, and,  i have to say, i feel some relief...like i can just focus on what's immediately in front of me (my little girl) and trust that i will fit the rest in in the spaces in between. 

Letting go of wanting or needing to know what comes next.

There is always such peace that comes with being here now.  I'm realizing more and more that there really is nothing more important than peace.

p.s:  Thank you all for you comments/participation in last week's "fear-LESS Friday!"  I so loved hearing from each of you!

7 comments :

  1. Hi Julia,

    Especially loved the lines ' We are not tangled in yesterdays or turning toward tomorrow.'

    Recently, I read the following quote in Susan Jeffers book Embracing Uncertainty. It seems fitting to share it with you now...

    A 'Deep' acceptance that life is uncertain opens the door to a powerful way of living.

    In a nutshell; Its safe to let go ....

    Love Nige:-)

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  2. You are an amazing poet. Your poems really resonate with me Julia.

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  3. Oh I have MISSED your blog! I have lots of catching up to do here. This week with a cup of tea I will be pouring over all of your older posts. Hope all is well Julia :)

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  4. What a beautiful post...letting go of the needing to know is definatly something I think my body, mind and heart is craving right now...I love knowing someone else is craving that same peace of mind and beauty of being...and I love that you don't worry about getting your 4 hours creative periods in...beautiful...thank you Julia...I'll be popping in again very soon, Be well and happy creating and just being:D

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  5. Oh, I can so relate! School's out and I'm home with my boys, craving creative time but wanting to be present for them. Lovely writing - so glad to "meet" you via Flying Lessons!

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  6. So beautiful sweet friend. You are such a treasure to my world. Thank you for being exactly who you are!

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  7. Luv N the Fearless Friday, If it is ok ... I would like to adopt it for my blog ... from time to time

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♥ Julia