DAY 10: Presence of Being

“I am grateful for everything in my life. There is nothing that I am not grateful for.”

Kent – Suurbraak, South Africa

Each day of this 31-Day practice of placing attention on Joy & Laughter I am never quite certain what will emerge to share with you, or when it will show itself. But one thing I am certain is that I will be gifted with an experience worth sharing….and perhaps one that will shift the lens I am seeing through and you as well.

Listening to Kent in this short 11-minute film, produced in Suurbraak, South Africa, brought me to tears. Not of sadness, but of celebration that I can share his story and wisdom with each of you who read this post. What a beautiful soul he is!

A reminder to live life in the way he speaks of – “seizing the world with wonder every single day.”

His transparency of speaking to past trauma holds the potential to open and encourage us to set our wounds aside and remember who we have become….and who we are becoming. It is exactly those experiences in life which have the potential to set us free.

We are here to bring a bit of peace, joy, love and happiness.” Kent

“The trees do not hold on to dead leaves but lose them in order to create room for new ones. We can learn from this, by letting go of the past and focusing on the now.  We cannot change the past but we can make the present and future brighter and better, not bitter.” ~ Kemi Sogunle

“If you’re going through a painful time in your life, know that it is never worthless.  These tough times teach you to see possibilities that you would never have fathomed in the comfortable moments.

Let us refuse to be held back by pain or sorrow.  Let us overcome.   Let us learn to breathe life into ourselves again.  Let us step into a way of living that is magical, so we can wake up each morning feeling grateful, generous and free.” 

Filmed in Suurbraak, South Africa by Green Renaissance.
Featuring Kent

About 31 Days of Joy & Laughter Project:

As elders with a long life behind us and not as much embodied life before us, and as humans on the planet Earth at this time, we are being faced with incredible challenges that compete to take our attention.

A couple of days ago I realized I no longer choose to have my attention taken by the fear, doom and gloom broadcast daily, whether on our smart phones news feed or while talking to others. I am weary of it all and need a higher vibration energy bath!.

It is not that I don’t want to know what is happening in the world, but instead the question I am posing to myself, and to you, every day is – where do we want to place our attention? We most always have a choice.

For the month of December I am placing attention on joy, laughter, creativity and acts of kindness as a experiment to see what unfolds. Seeking out and being aware of moments of joy sometimes hidden in the deep pockets and lining of each and every day that seem to get passed over without even looking back. They are always there.

Each day in December you will find a small nugget of joy, humor, creativity or small act of kindness that found me and pulled my attention which will be posted here. I invite you to join me and share your experiences and what you noticed so that we may spread it around! (Please use the “Comment” section below).

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