Living In The Present

Living In The Present

GRATITUDE: The present moment is often filled with experiences that I am hardly aware of when my mind is filled with thoughts.  I ask so often to experience gratitude then realize I would be filled with nothing else,  if I were just consciously aware of a fraction of the wonderful things around me that support me each moment.  When I am out in nature with people I love, my heart so easily fills with gratitude.  As I gazed at the beauty that surrounds me this morning, I was overwhelmed by all that is here.

For a moment sadness welled up inside me.  I was remembering the times of unawareness – of missing how beautiful things are – how they support me even as I take them for granted, walking right past with a mind full of other things, while calculating some future need, and missing the amazement right here.   Then I turned back to feeling gratitude for the moments when I am present and awake.  I do feel so grateful for these moments.  When I pay attention,  I simply fall in love with the beauty and love that surround me.  This is what feeds me.  I love being thought free aware presence meeting the moment with affectionate wonder and curiosity.  I live for such awake moments. I love noticing how graciously life supports me.