Morning Musings – 90 Days of Inspiration: Day 76

The Gift of Life

There are some mornings I wake up, sit on my porch and just observe. No thoughts, no action. There is a sense of disconnectedness, yet I feel a part of all that is around me. The sounds of the morning traffic, the ripples on the lake, the reverberation of hammers from construction nearby, my quiet breathing, the airplane flying nearby and the woodpecker searching for his breakfast.

There is noise, but within the movements of the new dawn, the stillness slips ever so gently into my experience.

It is in these moments I can truly appreciate the gift of life. Many times, memories of the past, both good ones and ones I prefer to leave alone, work their way into my consciousness. Because I do not wish to break up the wonderful engagement happening with the beckoning of joining what has come alive around me, my focus stays on just being.

This is a time I can journey into the self and examine how my day was yesterday, asking “did I live it fully, did I go to bed feeling good, did I uplift myself or others?” Taking an assessment of the past, present and future when unencumbered, uninhibited and in the comfort of my own space, I can gain a true understanding of my life as it is today.

To be on a quest of self-discovery, self-development, and self-realization, we can appreciate the lessons learned, the opportunities given, and the obstacles presented. All, I believe, becomes a part of our gift of life, each moment one to cherish, honor and yet examine as a thread within the fabric of the time space continuum that is never ending.

We get a glimpse into the reflection of life looking back at us, as a mirror revealing nothing but truths. Listening to the voice of reason, reality of the moment, and the inner core. Is there something missing or is everything okay?

I may not know what the next moment, hour, day, year will bring me. But I do know life demands one’s sense of the here and now be viewed intrinsically and introspectively. To be held sacred and lived moment to moment as one’s own on purpose and with momentum trusting the process within and around us.

“Life can be looked upon through hindsight but must be lived by moving forward.” ~ Eileen Bild


Eileen Bild
Eileen Bild
EILEEN holds a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology and is a published writer, Certified Life Coach, and Producer/Videographer/Photographer. She is creator of Core Thinking for High Achievers and works with Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, CEOs, Entertainers/Professional Athletes, and C-Suite Executives. Ordinary to Extraordinary Life transforms your professional and personal life from the core for success by assessing how you are currently maximizing performance, communication and drive for growth for your highest achievement. Eileen is a contributing author to the inspiring book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change.


    • Larry…your father was wise. I have learned that looking back only serves me postively if I take the lessons learned, forgive, heal and use the knowledge gained to make better/different choices today. This enables me to create better experiences and keeps me moving forward rather than staying stuck, like on a hampster wheel, or feeling weighed down. Life becomes more magical, enjoyable and more on purpose.