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Thank you for being here. I'm so glad you're here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

There's Only Now


Listen
I've been trying
to say this
for a thousand years

and today
all around
are the screaming,
whispering

reminders.

They are
Here
in the space
between
this ordinary breath

and the next

in the way
the daffodil
so bravely
opens
herself
to the Light

in this cracked
open heart that spills
over
with a Love
that knows nothing
of bounds.

Last night while I
slept
the whole earth
shook
and trembled
and swept
dreamers
back to sea

They are all saying
the same thing

Stop. Listen. Be Still.

It's
not in the doing
or getting
there

It's
in the Being
Fully
in the fullness of
 being

Here
Now


My heart goes out to all of those affected by the earthquake/tsunami.  I dedicate these words to them.

Today's fearLESS Friday stretching exercise is to be here in this precious now.  To say thank you for this very moment, to all of the blessings that surround.

9 comments :

  1. Julia, thank you.
    Stop. Listen. Be still.
    There's only now.
    I truly love you, my friend.

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  2. yes, thank you for this very moment. sending you lots of love on this friday. have a wonderful weekend filled with laughter.

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  3. I don't think I could hear this message enough! There is only now!!

    Beautiful words and tribute. Sending love, dear one.

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  4. Julia,

    Your words are always such a gift.

    When I read,
    "Last night while I slept the whole earth shook and trembled and swept dreamers back to sea."
    chills ran down my spine.

    So vivid and so real... and, you are so right ... "it is in the fullness of being here and now." Julia, thank you for your beautiful words.

    xoxo

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  5. These beautiful words touch my heart and remind me more than ever to be in this beautiful moment. To be thankful. To just BE.

    Thank you, friend.

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  6. Julia.... your words read like Rumi.

    Our hearts are wrenched for everyone affected by the Tsunami, too. Such a heartbreaking time.

    I love you... have missed you madly xxx

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  7. You are amazing. Thank you for your beautiful words. Did you see Oprah magazine this month? It is about poetry. All I could think of was your beautiful poems...

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  8. Lovely Lovely words. I will continue to count my blessings all week, even during the times that I am not looking forward to.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful words

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  9. What a beautiful poem. Thankyou Julia for touching my heart.

    Love Nige

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