Thank you for being here. I'm so glad you're here.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
The above quote just won't leave me. It shows up in my mind when I find myself rushing through things, when I start thinking that somehow the next thing is more important than what is right here, right now. It showed up in my mind just a few minutes before I started writing this post (while I was in the midst of running through the list of all that I need to do this afternoon before I pick my little ones up for school, the list of things to do before Christmas decides to show up). Of course, it is at the top of this home page so I see it every time I come here. But it's more than that.
It's the message that is circulating in my blood right now, it's screaming & whispering at me to pay attention, to sink into the preciousness that is here now. Especially during the busyness of this holiday season, I can't be reminded of this enough. It is becoming clearer and clearer to me that the only place I will ever find peace is here in this very moment.
On Monday, I wrote the below words for the beautiful Heart & Soul community, I will leave them with you now. I am still sitting with the question I asked, what would you do today if you didn't take it for granted that there would be a tomorrow? It feels like an important question.
In the meantime, I will be doing my best to breathe, to let go, to focus on what really matters, to slow it all down and BE fully where I am. To remind myself that this moment is the only one I know I have for sure. I hope you will too.
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I hope you'll take a moment to read the above words slowly (referring again to these beautiful words written above by Oprah) to actually pause for a moment and breathe a couple of full, deep, cleansing breaths. I will do the same. And then I hope, just for a moment, you can allow yourself to let go of whatever it is that is weighing you down, whatever it is that is keeping you from being RIGHT HERE in this very breathing moment. This moment, the one that is right here, right now. Truly it is the only moment we know we have for sure.
The sun is shining ever so brightly through the window right in front of me, it is warming my face, there is a tiny squirrel balancing on the edge of the fence, the oak tree branches move in the wind. It's quiet and warm here....I can take a moment to breathe it all in.
I'm wondering...what would you do today if you didn't take it for granted that there would be a tomorrow?
What would you let go of? Is there anything that has been tugging at you...any words you'd like to say to a loved one, anything that you want desparately to do but you've been putting off 'till later? Anything you wouldn't do? Any "I'm sorrys" that you'd want to say? Anyone you'd like to hold close?