The freedom of just being in the moment

I wrote this about a week ago.

I feel such an opening around me lately.  I am so lucky not to have to work, to be dragged through the dog eat dog world of commerce in the outside world.  Sometimes when I am around that energy I can literally feel sick to my stomach with it.  I was somewhere the other day and I was looking at people with deep frowns on their faces.  It was truely sad.  I felt for them in that moment.

Surely life was not given to us to be full of misery and unending stress and sorrow but so many people are under so much pressure these days just to survive.  Certain sorrows and losses will come to us but it seems to me that when we open to receive them and be changed by them, then we make real progress.

I am also learning lately to stay out of my negative mindset.  There is a place in my mind where I think only negative thoughts centred on how people do not love me or show the necessary care, but what I have found is that this is not truely a reflection of how others feel and there are so many beautiful people out there in the world who I can relate to.

I had a lovely chat with my neighbour yesterday who stays home to care for her children about how difficult it is to connect with people in such a busy driven world.  She was saying how few of her friends actually make telephone calls any more, sending only texts because they are so busy.  I was so touched on the morning of my Mum’s funeral to go to the letter box and find a beautiful sympathy card from her and her family.  It seems to me so few people send cards any more.

We can say that technology is a great sign of progress and most certainly it brings benefits into our lives, but we must also be mindful not to lose touch with nature and with human connection, as well as with the slow natural pace and rhythms of nature.   This morning I am mindful that I want to touch the day with Jasper before getting too caught up in my blog.  There is a lovely holiday energy feel around about today and these hot sunny days are reminders of joy but I am also aware of the heat we are generating on this planet by the sheer force of our industry and busyness.  We most certainly need to be active and connected but we need to be in balance also.

Last night I spent too long on the computer after dinner and was aware of it by 10.30 pm.  I was in a different head and body space to what I could have been had I just sat quietly.  I find I am needing those quiet times lately, especially since my mother died.   I am enjoying the feeling of just being in the moment, touching base with the now.  I get pulled into past thoughts of my Mum at times and feel so sad for the way her life ended but I also remember how often she told me that each morning she woke up in her apartment she would look down at the park and the lake and remind herself how lucky she was.  I felt that way this morning.

I have my health and my lovely home and my dog and my blog and so many people who love me.  Today I count my blessings for all of these things and give thanks that I can feel that love around me and these days it is more present that past pain, negativity, hurt or fear.

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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9 thoughts on “The freedom of just being in the moment”

  1. Sounds like you are making progress my friend. Nice to read this. Work is stressful but also it stops me spending too much time in my own head. I also love my colleagues, which helps. If I was not working I would probably volunteer for a charity a couple of days a week just for these distractions.
    Have a wonderful and happier 2018! ❤️😀


    1. Yes, I am sure work gives you so much. Though I wrote this I do miss the connection of contributing to the community as well as work colleagues that I get on with. I am so glad you have that. I stay out of my head as much as I can now by being more physically active and then getting in touch with good friends. I like some time to reflect and engage in reverie though. I find my soul needs that like water or air. Love and wished to you too, Darren for a va year of growth, pleasure and love in 2018. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Being grateful always helps with getting through the tough times! I also practice this as often as I can! I am so pleased that you are feeling gratitude for the love you DO have in your life! You are most definitely loved my friend! ❤ hugs

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  3. Thanks for this lovely, genuine post which I can really relate to. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about the virtue of doing nothing in case you have time to read? Have a relaxing day! Sam 🙂


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