How many moments in our day are we not present? How many times do we think of where we want to be instead of where we are right now?
Valuing the moment puts us in touch with our bodies, our heart, and the present experience we are having. Sometimes there are events and situations in our life that create a desire not to be present….to do anything but be present…to actually rush headlong into something else, somewhere else, or to someone else in order to avoid the richness (or pain) of the experience we are currently having.
Could it be if we truly did believe that “we are where we need to be” in any given moment that the unfolding of our lives would teach us that there is a wisdom to the progression of these very moments.
Clarity and awareness often are elusive if we don’t allow the natural unfolding of things. That could mean a very painful, fearful or emotionally charged life event. You know, the one where you want to be anywhere but there! Or it could even be a fallow period where nothing seems to be happening and boredom sets in.
The simple act of breathing consciously allows anchoring in these moments.
It forces us to be true to ourselves and to take a look at exactly what is happening without overt reaction. It is in the power of witnessing, followed by an acceptance that we have a major role in creating our present set of life circumstances. Some call that accountability.
We are where we need to be for our growth, and awareness of the next step to take. It is not always pleasant – but it is almost always enlightening and can often be transforming.
It all started coming down the birth canal and embodiment here and now won’t stop until you take that last breath.
How simple to accept that we are where we need to be….and just breathe.
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Accepting the reality of where we are sounds so simple, yet the struggle against it, to get back into the comfortable numbing fairytale we weave around ourselves can be hard fought at times. For me it is about trying to be more real, and more present with each breath…..and when it happens it’s like magic, and the whole world feels right 🙂
So beautifully expressed….and so true. Thank you! A numbing fairytale indeed we weave. Waking up to our sense of true self with each breath, stripped of all the trappings, is quite the practice!