Thursday, October 28, 2010
Recognizing that October 28, 2010 will never be here again, creates an awareness. An awareness that letting a day slip by without being awake enough to feel its potential is like being handed a gift, but not unwrapping it. Yesterday slipped by so quickly. In fact, I'm amazed at how this entire month seems to be zipping by. I don't want to miss it. So, I am not trying to give you a speech, but offer a reminder to myself. I thought, just maybe, you might hear something in it too. Because all of us have full lives and busy days, so each of us probably need a little prodding to stay present... to be here. Of course, everyone has to do a little planning... calendaring in our head,so to speak, but it's too easy to get caught up in the mind's chatter about what has to happen tomorrow or next week.
I've always believed in the power of words... So with that in mind, I will be spreading them around my home... little prompts to remain awake in this moment, in this day. The first one was just simple: letters on a leaf. This bright orange maple is like a flag as I walk out my back door. LISTEN: to myself, to my family, to nature, to each moment. The next prompt was a quick gathering of scraps. But the act of creating it makes it more likely to really be SEEN when I walk by its very busy location in the "Grand Central" of my house.
I'm excited about this! I think it will stimulate a very interesting conversation at dinner tonight, and I'm looking forward to seeing what magic might unfold.
Words. Prompts and reminders to stay focused on what's right here right now... I'd love some suggestions. Brainstorming is always more fun together. What word would you choose?