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Finally in the moment

Saturday, April 07, 2012

It happens so rarely in my life that the realization I am actually "in the moment" comes as a pleasant surprise. Even when I engage in my meditation practice, I find I'm frequently battling urges to sneak a peek at the clock or let my mind go off on a list-making tangent. But yesterday afternoon, after a long week with too many short nights, I took the cat and a glass of burgundy out to the front porch rocker and basked in spring sunshine and a cool breeze on a stunningly beautiful day. My eyes rested on the stark contrast between deep blue sky that we usually think of as autumn-like and that color of green that comes only with new leaves. The birds had an entire symphony going. The cat, his fur soft under my hand, had his nose lifted to the breeze for all the scents only he could appreciate, and the wine had a peppery finish I love...something for all the senses. At some point I realized what was missing: no list-making, no thinking about chores I ought to be doing or SP or Facebook posts I should be responding to, no wondering what work e-mails or phone calls I missed answering, no stressing over taxes or bills. I simply was. And it was a most wonderful feeling that, while my senses were full, my mind was blissfully at rest, finally in the moment.
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    Really beautiful blog. You captured a very special moment. I hope you have many, many more of such moments-perhaps not the same but equally as still and as wonderous.
    It is an amazing moment when the mind recedes and you just are.
    Glad Jynx was there to experienced it with you. emoticon
    2101 days ago
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    Ahhhh ! It sounds wonderful! It is funny sometimes I go for a week with very satisfying "sittings" and then sometimes I go a month without a one! Which reminds me - I need to emoticon emoticon
    2104 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/12/2012 10:33:53 PM
    Taking time just for yourself is pure bliss!

    2106 days ago
    Oo ! I loved this. Wonderful !

    I loved the phrase "I simply was".

    2109 days ago
    You've painted a beautiful picture of contentment. I hope you can string many of those together. I'm sure your cat loved it too. emoticon We can learn a lot from them!
    2109 days ago
    Beautiful! I feel more at peace just reading it. :)
    2109 days ago
    Beautiful moment. :) So happy for you! Instead of "trying" to make this happen ... it will just "be" at some point!
    2110 days ago
    What a nice time!!!
    2110 days ago
    Wow, I'm happy that you experienced that, and noticed it, and thank you for sharing that as well. Such great description I could totally imagine myself there - made me really calm for a moment, and gave me a great reminder to get out and do the same thing!
    2110 days ago
    That was lovely! Enjoyed reading it and I know you enjoyed experiencing it! Have a great weekend and more moments like that!
    2110 days ago
    Beautiful post:)
    Wishing you many more glorious moments! So happy for you:)

    2110 days ago
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