Saturday, November 01, 2014

Love in each moment

Breathe… Next time you have the chance, look at the vast sky about you and remind yourself that you are blanketed in love. You are walking upon an earth that loves you. You are surrounded by skies that protect your beautiful planet, give you oxygen to breathe, blow away the debris, and warm you.

Listen... there are soothing sounds all around you. Inhale deeply… see if you can, like the animals distinguish various scents in nature next time you go outside. Touch something with awareness and truly feels it presence interacting with yours. Feel the smoothness of a cup of coffee or tea. Inhale the aroma. Taste it slowly and deliberately.

The world is rich with love dear ones. All around you are sights, sounds, smells, and textures waiting to give you delight. You live in a sensory paradise upon your planet earth. And while yes, we know there are many unpleasant things to focus upon, sometimes unthinkably painful things as well, we gently remind you that there is such beauty, such grace, such joy, and pleasure to be found in your home upon the earth.

You may have much more serious concerns in your life - an aging parent, a troubled child, difficulties with the bills, betrayals, etc., but even in spite of those challenges, you can embrace “stolen moments” of joy. You can say to yourself, “Well here I am in a painful or difficult situation in life, but I am still loved. The creator loves me so much that I have been gifted with an entire world filled with simple delights. Let me enjoy them as best I can.” If you have a stomach ache dear ones you would much rather drink mint tea than something that will upset it. If you have a problem in life, allow yourself to fill your soul with the things that kindly soothe you.

Embrace the love that is offered. Look for it. Notice it, and allow yourself to enjoy it. Let the warmth of the sun touch your face and feel its kiss. Allow the sounds of the birds to sing to your heart. Touch the grass or the bark of a tree, or even your drinking glass and marvel at the absolute miracle of touch.

No matter what life challenges or lessons you face, love is there, in so many diverse forms, waiting for you to receive it.

1 comments:

Jeanette Lauve said...

Ann,
I have read your beautiful words for over a year and finally decided to let you know how much joy love and calmness your words bring to me. I can see the level of love you are living your life in and I am learning to trust myself to get to that point. I only wish i could attend one of your workshops or meet you one day. I love the Sedona area and the beautiful light. I hope to visit again soon. Thanks so much for giving of yourself. Jeanette