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