the Living Spirit

My actions are my only true belonging. I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.My actions are the ground on which I stand.                 Thich  Nhat Hanh

I have been keenly aware of my physical presence in punctuated moments lately.  It is in these moments that I come to the realization that for the better part of my day, I am not aware.  Where am I in my unconscious living?  Dwelling on the past, planning my future, anywhere and everywhere but here.  My new awareness brings an energy and an intent to be ever present.  This morning during my yoga practice, I watched as my mind drifted in and out.  Sometimes it was in an effort to distract myself from discomfort, other times it was merely because there were no other distractions and being present was so unfamiliar.  And then there are those moments, where the sweetness of being fully awake rushes in with an energy all its own, and I am at once free and completely at peace.  It is here I want to live.

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