Life is not a straight line. It's a downpour of gifts, please – hold out your hand

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

Until Now



Poem by David Whyte

Enough.  These few words are enough.  
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

Until now.

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Life is moving at lightening speed right now.  More than ever, I'm having to remember to pause, to slow down, to notice how good it feels to take a deep breath, how softening it is to watch the wind move through the trees, to listen to the birds talk--to watch them dip and soar.

There is a part of me that is barking...mow the grass, mop the floors, do a blog post, finish this-finish that, the house is a mess, the car needs some serious cleaning, you're so behind on everything...you should, you should, you should.  

The other part, the soft, sweet part--the only part I want ever to listen to again--is saying,  See those "too" long blades of grass moving in the breeze?  Watch them.  They'll tell you all you ever need to know.  It is enough to sit here and breathe, to sit here and listen.

This moment, just as it is, is absolutely, beautifully, perfectly enough.  And so are you, dear heart.  So are you.


11 comments :

  1. Just the message, the reminder I need as I sit here at my desk at work.

    Thank you, dear friend!

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  2. Dear Deb,

    You are so appreciated, I hope you know this.

    Sending so much love your way. xo

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  3. Oh how I love you so dearly. Thank you for these words that I so needed to hear right now.

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    1. I love you dearly too, Alia. You are one special being.

      xo

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  4. Julia, By sharing your heart so generously, you touch and open mine. Thank you!

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    1. Mary, in the midst of a busy, lots-of-doing-kind of-a-day, your words have totally softened me.

      Thank you for taking the time...

      Love to you.

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  5. deep soft glad sigh:)
    thanks,
    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer.

      Sending you love today.

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    1. J. You. Here. Perfect.

      So grateful for you.

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  7. thank you
    breathing
    slowing
    filling
    with gratitude

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♥ Julia