Sunday, February 26, 2012

Awakening


My sweet friend, Tessa, gave me a book called "The book of Awakening"
It is a daily inspirational book helping us find the life we want by being present in the life we have.




On the Feb 24th , the passage was right on the mark.

"When feeling urgent, you must slow down"


To quote.." Now more than ever, when we are feeling urgent, you must cut the strings to all events. Now more than ever, when the weights you carry seem tied to your wrist, you must not run or flail.  When feeling like I can't sit still, I need more than ever, to just sit still"


With all that we have to do each day, from the mundane, the necessary, the not so pleasant and boring.  We must remember to at least sit still for 5 or 10 minutes and to be in the moment and calm our nerves and sooth our hearts. 
It is easier said than done.   With 1440 minutes in a day, we can sit still for 5 minutes, right??


I am going to TRY and take my own advice.   I do not want to wake up 20 years from now and not have a clue what just happened.  I want to be present in each moment, to give gratitude and thanks, to be calm..
Even it is just for 5 minutes...

4 comments:

amy of four corners design said...

excellent advice!

oldgreymare said...

I'll sit next to you and hold your hand, and we'll reach out to hold the hands of others....we ALL need this.
xx
z

Dave said...

I have this quote "posted" on my desk...and on my inspiration board:

"The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind." - Caroline Myss

Thanks for reminding me to read this...again!

Bead and Needle said...

And I'll hold Z's hand, since she lives so close, and so on and so on...

Wishing you a peaceful week, Chica ~ Great post! XOXO Tanya