Just read Janine’s blog about special occasions and one sentence just struck me.
Every day you’re alive is a special occasion.
Do I live like it is? Do I pay enough attention to the right now- right here?
To really live more aware in the here and now.
That’s one of my goals, has been for some time now. Reflecting on my day, how often did I think of stuff I have to do later or tomorrow preventing me from being right now? Especially in a situation were the right here and now was actually a pretty perfect moment… Like out in the sunshine with a cup of coffee for morning tea break… and what do I do? Enjoy it for a very short moment and then my head drifts off into all the should and must do’s etc (Dont get me started on the value or lack thereof of must do’s and shoulds- that’s for another post!)….. instead of just feeling the warm sunshine, tasting the coffee and cherishing this perfect moment. It’s often short enough as it is, why do I shorten it even more? Come to think of it, every day has those sometimes tiny sometimes longer perfect moments. And every day I stray away from them far too often instead of staying in them while they last…
Tomorrow I will try to stay in those moments and cherish them for the gifts that they are. I’m sure I’ll catch myself straying but that’s ok, I’m not going to feel bad about that. It takes a lot of practise to learn a new way of being . Instead I’ll be thankful for having made another step towards my goal.
Edited: Life is all about synchronisity. Found this cool post and great bloglink about inner peace on Penny’s blog. And again I got struck by a sentence about letting go.
It simply means approaching life, not antagonistically, but with love.