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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Take Your Troubles To Your Garden
It has a great big heart and arms that envelope a troubled spirit.
That's what I did this morning after spending time trying to duplicate a post I lost. I was sorely frustrated. But, sitting there on the Waiting Bench, I noticed my heart stopped racing, my breathing slowed down and my thoughts were filled with celebration instead of complaining.
Who couldn't be charmed by golden leaves against deep brown branches
I can find that post in me again~But, will the tree across the street be as golden as it is today?
Will I notice The Dancing Tree is still dancing? Will the skippers be playing tag or will the bees feel safe and land on the aster that's next to my arm? I wonder if the chickadees, robins and cardinals could be as happy as they seem now?
Probably, but, I would have missed out on being completely and totally in that moment. In my moment; the moment that is my life.
"If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything." Thich Nhat Hanh