Ever sit still, like a butterfly on leaf, and concentrate on your belly, realizing how it naturally, automatically, without effort goes in and out…in and out…in and out….
Ever realize how you are just like every ONE else you see…who are doing the same thing, breathing (in and out, in and out, in and out) all day long…day after day, hour by hour, MOMENT BY MOMENT?
Often I find myself watching people pass through cars as I drive around town, and realize I am them like they are to me, just a person… driving past… I often catch the eyes of the watcher as we cross over the lights… Never to see them again–unless for some reason our friend FATE bring us together again (that’s a whole other post)–it has happened more times that ONCE.
Think of how many people are passing each other tonight on the highways, in the airports, and busy streets. Imagine all the stories, each INDIVIDUAL STORY colliding only for a second as someone says, “excuse me” or “thank you” or “can you hold the elevator”? Just IMAGINE all these stories, your story, my story, his story, hers….
Tomorrow is for thanking…tomorrow is for finding a space in your breathing to stop and realize that the breathing is the MOST important thing happening day after day, hour by hour, MOMENT BY MOMENT…
Tomorrow I am THANKFUL…today I am THANKFUL that tomorrow will come. Today I am THANKFUL for all the days behind me and HOPEFUL for the ones in front…
Tomorrow find a time to stand enveloped in the chaos of family, friends and food and breath, concentrating on the movement of your belly and say THANK YOU for being in this ONE MOMENT…NOW…realizing that your lucky to be able to be THANKFUL at all. If you weren’t you wouldn’t be here…you’d be dead. Find ONE thing that you are truly THANKFUL for and breathe it in, if only for one breath. The universe will reward you.
Tonight I say….THANK YOU FOR READING THIS…I AM THANKFUL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND INTEREST by following me on wordpress, my BLOG, is a happy spot for me… where I continue to discover myself with family, friends, foe and the human condidion….
OPEN LIFE Studios is my LIFE in pictures and words…FINDING THE ART OF EVERYDAY LIVING is my way of THANKING MYSELF for setting out on this journey and staying OPEN to what ever comes my way….
EAT WELL my friends, LIFE is a spectrum…beautiful, sad, exciting, funny, at times scary, mundane, idle, curious and hopefully for most just plain HAPPY…BUT MOST OF ALL what gives me comfort as I lay myself down to sleep……it’s always BREATHING.