If you take the time to read this it will give you food for thought. Keep these things in mind as you go through your life. Have a great day. Enjoy it!
Subject: Heartwings: Taking Account
Heartwings Love Notes 749: Taking account of the gifts of the moment
Heartwings says: “What matters most is the small delights of every day.”
As I was driving on the country roads near where we live I found it difficult to keep my eyes on the road. The scenery was breathtaking. The foliage of the trees made billowing waves of color; the rounded mounds of the distant leaves heaped one upon the other simply took my breath away. I thought to myself how easy it might be to get lost in my inner dialogue and miss this.
My mind, like most has a way of getting busy with thoughts concerning what is or is not to be done, or has or hasn’t been finished. Lately I’ve improved. I used to find myself making lists in my head and missing out on a lot of what I might have appreciated had my eyes had been focused outward rather than inward. Once I got into the habit of noticing what my mind was doing it became easier to tame its tendency to run away with my attention and keep me from seeing what was happening around me.
When I take the time to look there is always something interesting to see. Naturally when I am driving I must keep some of my attention focused on what I am doing. However in addition to the road itself I can still see what is in front of me. Too, when I am with someone if I keep my focus on what he or she is saying or how they are feeling instead of thinking about what I am going to say next, it is much easier to pay full attention to my companion.
I’m coming up on a birthday this month, and what I realize about getting older is that it gets easier each year to be patient, to be aware, and to be present within any given moment. I may never know what I have missed in the past when my mind wandered off and took my attention with it, yet I can make it a practice to keep myself in the here and now. That way I can appreciate whatever there is to be enjoyed in any given moment.
May you find joy in each moment of your present.
Blessings and Best Regards Tasha Halpert
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