I will admit to you that I am not the type of person who wakes up thinking “My! What a glorious day! I must verily ponder ways in which to seize it!” I am more likely to wake up like this:
(from SIP but taken from this site)
Just driving to work is enough to put me on edge on some days. Between a full time job, my daughter, my husband, and my writing, it’s a wonder I am not covered in wrinkles with a full head of white hair.
Most of us can relate, I’m sure. You want to be the type of person who seizes every moment but we are lucky to have a moment to breathe. I say, take that moment. People around me may get annoyed or tease me when I will just stop and let loose a great heaving sigh but man, that’s the best sigh EVER. Better than running to get coffee, better than chocolate (yup, I said better than CHOCOLATE) because in that breath, I am aware of my being. I am present in the moment.
Then I can go back to calling every one idiots for tailgating and changing lanes with out a signal. >_< And for the love of all that’s holy, why can’t my kid pick up her frigging shoes!!
Much better. 😉
Living is making the best of whatever you have and realizing that you may not have time for a 20 minute meditation every night or be able to take hour long walks whenever you want, but that second where you can stop, breathe, then continue. At least that’s what it is for me now. And it’s not so bad. 🙂
2 thoughts on “Pagan Blog Project – “L” for “Live””
I tend to take that deep breath right before I go to sleep otherwise there is no way I’d be able to sleep! I also tend to do that when I have a mug of tea- just breath in the steam and it reminds me to focus on the moment and not cling to frustrations.
Oh, and I ADORE your first image, makes me think of how my dog runs in circles as soon as I or my husband gets homes.
Me too! That cleansing breath has saved lives, I’m certain. XD
I saw that dog pic circulating around Facebook. I adore it. ;D