Ripples #797: This Moment’s Nector!
Look past your thoughts
so you may drink
the pure nectar of this moment.
-Rumi, shared by Sara in Washington State
Every breath we take, every step we take,
can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity.
The question is whether or not we are in touch with it.
We need only to be awake,
alive in the present moment.
-Thich Nat Hanh, shared by Sara in Alexandria, VA
For many of us here in the U.S., the Labor Day weekend is a final HURRAH of summer: one last chance to enjoy outdoor adventures with family and friends before school and work and autumn all kick into high gear. Whether today is a day OFF or a day ON or just a regular Monday, I hope you can find a few precious moments to breathe deeply and truly be present.
Notice all the stuff going on around you; really see the people in your company, and recognize that you are just one sacred piece of a vast cosmic puzzle that is being assembled right here, right now. HERE and NOW are really all we’ve got since HERE is the only place we can occupy space, and NOW is the only time we can fully inhabit since yesterday is gone and tomorrow hasn’t yet arrived.
Distractions and worry are just two of the inevitable obstacles to maintaining a present focus, so make a conscious effort to set them aside whenever possible. You’ll be giving yourself, and those around you, a pretty remarkable present.
((( The Ripples Guy )))