Sunrise Over the Blue Ridge Mountains, Western N. Carolina
“A miracle happened: another day of life.”Paulo Coelho
Another day of embodied life has been given to us.
Isn’t this what the mystics call awakening.
To know this miracle of breath and scent
Taste, touch and color
Passion and grief
All woven together in a tapestry of choice and artistry.
The almost unbearable lightness of being
Ushering in the presence of the next moment
Where we remember why we are here
And who we are becoming.
(Gaye Abbott, 12/14/2021)
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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