In this moment

Take a moment to celebrate the fullness of your life. Know that all is well in this moment.

Your heart beats in your chest, your in-breath expands your lungs, the out-breath releases and contracts, the slow and sweet rhythm of life flowing and ebbing like waves on a beach.

You have been given the simple yet miraculous gifts of sunlight, fresh air, birdsong, eyes, hands, ears… the senses through which you experience life in your body.

Robin in late winter

If you are a worrier, anxious, fearful or regretful, you might miss the perfection of this moment here and now, the still point between breaths, the simple yet most precious gift of life.

Bring your awareness to your now. Yes, life here on our planet can be difficult and dangerous, fragile, fleeting, unjust, and heartbreaking. Please do not allow fear grief and anger to steal the fullness of this moment here and now as you partake in the beautiful mystery of life on Earth.

Let your mind rest and bring full awareness to the perfection of this particular moment. In this moment, you are safe, you are alive.

Allow yourself to enjoy and appreciate the most precious gift you’ve been given. Life on Earth in a human body.

Be at peace

Be at peace in this moment!

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Iowa woodland, sunlight and shadow

Your thoughts can easily yank you headfirst out of the here and now, away from the sensations of the body, the feelings of the heart, and the energy of emotion to a world inside your head. That world contained in your cranium can become a battle ground, an argument with yourself, a roller coaster of worry…

Contained in your seemingly thick skulls are enough worried thoughts and anxious ideas to hijack your peaceful nature, to kidnap your peace of mind and well being.  They can get you caught up in the never ending loop of your brain on worry: “What did he mean by that?”  “There isn’t enough…”  “Why was she so angry?”  and on and on and on…

Let yourself relax. Don’t take yourself so seriously! Laugh and smile enjoy the healing energy that laughter brings.  Pause for a moment and notice the golden sunlight dancing on the leaves of a nearby tree, the shifting dappled shade beneath. Enjoy the feeling of the breath entering and leaving your body, the rise and fall of the belly.

Pay attention to the here and now and most moments in your life will be peaceful and serene.