Sitting at my computer this morning, I notice that I am quite tired. My eyes feel heavy, my brain sluggish. I also notice how quiet it is. No one else is in the house and the cats are asleep.
Snow falls outside and traffic on the road is light. I think about jumping into my day, and yet I can't quite muster
The thing is, there is so much hustle and bustle out there. In here, it is quiet and peaceful. Out there could mean going out to run errands at busy shopping plazas, dealing with traffic and lines and a sense of hurrying up to wait. Out there also means out on the information super-highway where I will be inundated with products, information, viewpoints, and opportunities for accruing more of all of these.
This morning, I want to choose less.
I want to sit and watch the snow falling peacefully outside the window. I want to feel the warmth of the cat, asleep in my lap. I want to relax into a more fluid sense of time. I want to be here, and only here, in this moment, the only moment.
Perhaps this afternoon I will be drawn out of my cocoon, to step out into the elements and breathe the chilly, fresh air.
The reality is I will be pressed back into the world of doing by this afternoon. Dinner, baseball practice, coaching calls, homework. Perhaps my time this morning focused on being present will help me do those things later with a sense of centeredness and calm.
Be with what is. That is all.
What do you notice in this moment? And what is the impact of noticing?
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