It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and stay in the moment.
Restaurants and stores are opening back up, people are going back to work, and people are starting to gather. This trying time is far from over but we’re getting back to our lives (somewhat).
Normally many of us find ourselves on a never ending merry-go-round finding it hard to rest and just be. Some are afraid to because if they allow themselves to rest or sit in quiet, instead of chaos, they may have to think about or face something they don’t want to but maybe should. I have been given the challenge before to just sit in complete silence, to just be, and to set aside all of my worries, focus on just one thing, or just clear my mind. Have you ever tried that? It is not as easy as you may think. Before you know it your mind is wandering back to the to do list or worrying about something. It’s amazing how hard it is to truly just be in the moment.
We can certainly take lessons from our pets on this as this image below wonderfully portrays.
This trying time the world has been going through has given the earth some time to heal, the animal kingdom some time to breathe (sadly not all animals), and us more time to reflect. So as we get back to our lives and go back to not having as much time at home or with family I think we can take away some lessons from this experience if we allow it. Do we really want everything back to exactly the way it was in our lives (and in our world)? I think we can do better.
If we don’t stop and realize life is a gift
We might regret our postponement
We’re so easily caught up in it all but…
THIS IS THE DAY to stay in the moment
©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
I‘m not writing this post as someone who has this down. Seeing life as a gift, focusing on what matters, and staying in the moment are challenges for me. But it is something I am always trying to work on. The video below is of one of my favorite songs that reminds me to keep trying. Whenever it comes on the radio I actually do get so lost in the song that I am in the moment (and then as soon as it’s over I’m probably onto worrying about something and off to the next thing…but hey like I said, I’m working on it). I hope you like it and get lost in the moment and can have many more “staying in the moment” times.