Be present. Re-member.
What can I do DIFFERENTLY….? The operative word is “differently”. I AM doing things now to end the day with greater reverence. I need to persevere in this, but that’s not different.
So, at this time of morning, I have to say “no thing” do I need to do or add to my efforts. ?
The light box I use to brighten the long, dark times of winter. My dog, Buddy, asleep on the floor. The fireplace sounds as it warms my room.
The gratitude slowly encompasses me this morning.
I am ready to be silent and listen.
Perhaps the important words here are “stop seeking”. It gives the feel of frenetic energy, busyness. If we stand still, it is possible that more, better, different will find us.
After experiencing being pummeled by ocean waves, and carried away by a rip tide, I would say the ocean. Yet some of the most profound meditative times have been when I was upheld by the ocean’s water as I bobbed in the sun. Vast, deep, ever moving, mysterious. I feel humbled and am reminded of its strength and power.
Such a practical reflection!!
What a wonderful tribute! How fortunate that a mother and daughters could share not only life but leave taking. I had seen the animation before and appreciate seeing it again. My sorrow is that my beloved daughter is estranged from me because I do not fit into her religious beliefs so we no longer joyfully share life together and when the time comes to face death we will not participate together.
I am 60 years of age and can wholeheartedly affirm what Mr. Miglani writes has been my personal experience of life. So, if you are younger and struggling mightily, read this article daily and stay your course!
That is precisely what monks and monastics do, Antoinette! Keep up the good work!
Well said, Kevin! Your answer reflects my thinking accurately.
Thank you for your kind reply, Tesa. I know our story is not over and who knows what the future will bring? It is difficult for me not to think “what a waste!” We could be enjoying so much together, I could get to know my grandchildren and they me.
Best of success as you continue to create your life thru all you are doing! Cheers!
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