Halt your forward motion,
push pause in your plans.
BE HERE NOW. (she echoed!)
Don't look at the extraordinary golden sky setting pink clouds aflame and say " those are so pretty,
I hope it will be like that tomorrow when I have time to be with it."
No....the time is now.
There is no tomorrow. . . you will never arrive in tomorrow. The miracle is here and now. Look at how your dog's eyes glow with tender recognition, see the birds flying in the sky effortlessly, the flowers fragrant petals unfolding magically. Life is here now.
WE are here now . . . only now.
Endlessly I ask myself about this life I live . . . what is it?
What is it meant to be?
Where should I be?
Am I doing it right? Enough? Normal? Good? How can I be better? . . . Serve more? . . .
Oh what painful questions plague us . . . when in every moment all around us, mystery explodes in beauty, with delight! And I? Will I choose to stay imprisoned in my mind, pacing the cage of question and judgement?
This morning after a joy-filled 4-legged wake-up call, I lit the fire in the woodstove as I always do on these brisk mornings. Normally I light the well laid fire, close the door and snuggle back into flannel warmth and close my eyes to ponder the day before me. This morning, I sat in front of the stove, door wide open to the spiraling magnificence of the blaze's passionate dance...my face glowed in warmth, my sleepy eyes took in the light, my pup leaned into me.
The fire had no plan, it had only it's momentary life to live.
THIS is life.