One morning recently this thought came to me from a very simple experience: find THE joy in THE moment. Why the “thes” are capitalized is because it is in pausing for THE moment is how to discover THE joy. When we’re hurriedly doing, communicating, exploring, seeking, there is no way we can feel an uplifting experience.
During this Thanksgiving time, perhaps we think about for what we are grateful. It is great to do so now, and, even greater to bring it to daily life. A few years ago, I began a practice of daily gratitude for the simple comforts in my life. My hot shower. My warm comfortable bed. My morning tea. Food that I cook. Down to thanking the chicken for my egg in the morning! This practice instills a sort of lightness, an uplifting energy to my day. And these moments of gratitude lead to finding THE joy in THE moment.
Also, I find being in a secluded space that is safe and comfortable fosters this kind of being. Like in the yoga room. When we move in the yoga room with awareness of body, empty mind and open heart, we can be light and joyful of the moments. And then this overwhelming feeling of gratitude follows. For you, maybe it is in another place, like your study or garden or wherever. The thought is to stop and think of the action of the moment and whatever it is that is contributing to your feeling good – right at that moment.
I feel that we have to find any way to make our lives easier and more fulfilling. Before you know it, another year goes by. How can you feel differently and better with each passing year? Be focused and determined to live happily and fully. I understand that what we create as intentions really happen. Witness the athlete who focuses on the sport. Every muscle, bone, tendon, joint, etc. is poised to perform in a certain way; the mind is tunneled to create a certain result; the heart is full of desire. Imagine taking the competition out of it and just being in this way to create a better life? What does a “better life” mean? Well, it means different things to different folks. And whatever is right for you is perfect. Because if we feel we are living a good life and are grateful on a daily basis, we are living the dream. Doesn’t matter what we have, what we don’t have, what we do, what we don’t do. It matters who we are as people and how we feel on a day-to-day basis. It matters that we are safe and secure in our homes and in the places we frequent.
Joy in the moments. Life creates in every single day, a new day. An opportunity to build or rebuild, strengthen our foundations, enrich our relationships.
May you be happy. May you be free. May you be grateful. May you let go of things that do not serve you. May you have inner peace.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS