Saying YES now through humility, acceptance and Faith.
Amidst varied moving parts in this current season of my life, indeed what matters most in this moment and the next is the next right action. I will take it and the next and work to navigate through one at a time in however quick succession may be required.
Difficulties have made more clear for me where are the sources of true strength, where the foundation and beams of life are as opposed to the drywall and decorations. Put simply, it is my faith in God and purpose that forms my foundation and the relationships and people that make up the beams.
That I, that we, are part of something great and wonderful. That there are limits to what we can grasp and understand. That there is beauty and order in the world, despite our momentary, passing perceptions.
Be present in the moment, grounded and balanced, overflowing with gratitude and not hanging on to past or future.
Practice gratefulness! And any number of activities that pull me into the moment, based on time/opportunity – physically engaging activities such as running, tennis, kayaking, skiing; watching the trees; reminisce; driving; sitting and breathing … just some of the present-centering activities that I enjoy.
Mystery. Not knowing what is around the corner, the path to take when the road forks, or the unexpected occurrences along the way. Life remains interesting, engaging, and I can stay focused on the moment at hand.
I would start to use all that I have, rather than merely acquiring more.
Present, engaged and incrementally aligned with what is right and good in both thought and action.
There are daily expressions of kindness in my household, in my workplace, in my daily encounters – it is kindness that binds relationships amidst the myriad of clumsy, intentional and/or unintentional offenses.
By living each day with intent; practicing gratitude in community; appreciating the vital importance of others’ life journeys; cultivating my body, mind, and spirit to maximally engage and be present in this journey; and to be willing to continue walking through all circumstances, in order to continue the journey.
Remembering that even in the darkest space, there is still some light. Look for the light and find your way!
I am facing a few changes – transitioning jobs within my organization, while also being in the midst of a move with boxes starting to stack up. Moving just a couple miles down the street but still many moving parts. Working to stay centered in gratefulness without being swept up in the busyness that transitions bring.
Prayer, reflection, and taking the time to consider. Prayer and reflection clarifies my priorities, while consideration helps me evaluate all that MIGHT matter for what really matters.
It is home and sustains us with familiar elements, smells, sensations, patterns, night-time views, and physical laws, wherever you go.
Today I’m feeling a bit bogged down by opportunity given my focusing on the deadlines inherent in those opportunities. Gratefully centered indeed is a much happier place to be. Will pivot a bit more toward gratitude to let a little more happiness shine in.
Indeed one thing I appreciate about photography is that when done right, a well conceived photograph accentuates what is extraordinary within the ordinary. I believe the difference between the two comes down to focus – with focus and attention, we see the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Time and opportunity. Often I get greedy and want more of both, but today, this moment, I have enough.
There is worldly success and real success. All real success is rooted in sincerity.
My elderly parents come to mind first – grateful for their continued health and presence now into their 80s. They are a key part of my personal history and offer a time-limited window into the foundational history that came before. Also with my children as their impressionable ages are also time-limited.
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