Tag Archives: present moment awareness

This One Moment

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Part of navigating this whole time of uncertainty
has been learning how to let go of expectations
and go with the flow. I know, I know…
I’m not saying anything new or earth shattering,
but it’s new for me to let go of control
and just accept this moment as it is.
I am not complacent, don’t get me wrong—
I still have preferences, ideas, desires, wishes—
but the difference is, I’m practicing welcoming
what is here in this moment, and choosing
how to respond from a place that is deeper
than what my ego thinks it wants or deserves.
I’m glad to know that this is a practice,
because I’ve been trying so long to be perfect,
and it’s just exhausting, so exhausting,
trying to get everything right.
Now, I’ll just breathe. I’ll take a slow deep breath,
and I’ll give thanks. I’ll give thanks for this moment,
this one moment of my life.

NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 8

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Hey friends. I’m late to the game, catching up on the last few days. I liked the prompt for day 8 over at the NaPoWriMo site, which included links to multiple Twitter accounts that focus on the work of individual poets and which send lines of their poetry (Poetry Bots!) into the universe.
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Poem Beginning With a Line By Sylvia Plath

I am not ready for anything to happen.
I am not ready for anything not to happen.
I am, quite simply, not ready.
Not ready for life or for death.
Not ready for sickness or for health.
Not ready for a Pandemic.
Not ready to go back to “normal.”
I am not ready, but I can still breathe.
Yes. I’ll breathe in now.
Yes. I’ll breathe out now.
I guess I’m ready for something.
I’m ready to breathe.

Just Breathe

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Just breathe.
Just relax.
Look around you.
This moment.
Don’t try to figure it all out.
The moment is always changing,
and the understanding you have now
is different from the one you will have tomorrow.
It is enough to just be who you are.
It is enough to just breathe.
This moment.
Look around you.
Just relax.
Just breathe.

Where It Matters Most

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There’s some part of me
that chronically resists
some aspect of the present moment.
You’d think after all this time
I’d realize
that resistance doesn’t help.
But the part that resists
is an unconscious part
that runs silently in the background,
always prompting me to see
all things
exactly the same way,
to keep it routine
to keep it familiar.
I can’t stop it
because most of the time
I’m completely unaware of it.
The practice is now
maintaining enough awareness
of my awareness
that I can keep some awareness
where it matters most.

Between The Couch And Infinite Possibility

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It’s ok for me to feel sleepy

and too tired

to get up

from the couch

It’s ok for me to dream

and feel uplifted

and excited

about what’s next.

Somewhere between the couch

and infinite possibility

there is my divine purpose,

my ultimate destiny.

There is some work to be done.

May I do it cheerfully.

Gratitude, Day 26 of 48: Simplicity

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I’m learning how to simplify…
I can’t anticipate what’s next,
but I can be here now.
I can’t know what will happen
tomorrow,
but I can attend to what needs to be done today.
I can’t know if my friends
will be in my life forever,
but I can love who they are right now.
I can practice this willingness
to stay in the simple present moment
so that when the time comes,
I can simply let go,
simply let go.