On being in the moment

I am awake before the children and the dog are awake

Awake for a short time to grow myself, to expand my consciousness

But my attachments draw me closer

I want fresh hot coffee, snuggling under wooly blankets

I want to read for fun and go on Pinterest and Facebook, stepping out of the now time

I feel my urges to shop for Fall clothing

I feel dread about Fall and the return to all of my commitments

~

I could get out of bed

and sit and breathe

or do yoga and breathe

Or run up and down the hill outside of my door, and really breathe

But this morning, eventually, I read about being in the moment

the here and now

Being alive and awake to the only thing we have, this precious, precious moment

~

I read and I relax

I look out at the lake and I breathe

I slide in and out, but for a few moments I am there

I am breathing

I am awake and one with my surroundings

I see it! I see the world as it should be! Clarity for a moment!

~

I found recently that my attachment to this place

may end

Well, of course it will end; someday will be my final day here in this place of beauty

And I realize I will attach again

to somewhere new

The human condition of attachment prevails

~

And yet later as I drive down the roadway, I feel hopeful

I realize I have been given so many new opportunities

For healing and peace

To step into the moment, where everything is really okay

And I can walk out of my previous paths

changing and transforming

~

To be here now, to express the light within

To be of service to others

To support my loved one on their own paths

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