Every breath is a new beginning.
An opportunity to live the experience of infinite possibility.
As you are, in this moment.
Nothing external “required”.
You are enough, you have enough,
in this moment…
to celebrate the gift of life.
I wished to share a short video message–I have a quiet voice, so you will need to turn the volume up:
If you are unable to view the video here, you may follow this link: This Moment is a Gift.
I feel the words in this poem capture the essence of exactly what I wish to express in this space:
Love Right Here and Love Right Now by Tanya Levy
My friend says, “I can’t let go
No one gets closer to my heart”
I say, “letting go can take a long time
Love now, especially if it is there to find”
I sit in the car and my son asks
“What would Daddy say if he could tell me
One more thing?”
Where are the words for my son’s grief?
He would say, “I love you, I watch over you”
Letting go takes a long, long time
It spirals up and down
All the way to the moon and back
It never really leaves us
People live on in our hearts,
In our kitchens, in our conversations
In our habits, in our frustrations
It took me so long to put up my tree
Every one held a memory
Some of pain, some of glory
Each round orb held a story
Now here is what I am trying to say
Love now, love today
Look around at your daily view
Do you see all the good that is coming to you?
Things appear in perfect timing
No rushing the journey of seeking blindly
And when good things do appear,
Hold them close and let them near.
Love right now and love right here.
“Tis the truth, it’s crystal clear
Soon this day will disappear
Breathe in deep, for it’s still near.
As you absorb the feel of the photo and affirmation, the message of the short video, the meaning of the poem, what arises within? It is my intent to invite you to consider that external (anything) is absolutely wonderful if it amplifies joy, enriches your being, enlivens your spirit. Yet, external (anything) is not *necessary* for our healing, growth, connection, or creative expression.
So often, we get caught up in the ritual of celebration, which can sometimes feel weighty and dissuade us from vesting presence.
When we choose to celebrate the moment, as we are, as it is, we are affirming unconditional love.
I would love to know, in the comment section below, what is something that you are choosing to celebrate today? And, is there anything you are willing to release or embrace to amplify that celebration?
And, thank you, Tanya, for allowing me to share your precious words here…what a beautiful collaboration with love!
Much peace and abundant love,
Reminder: Linger. Savor. Relish.