Monday, August 13, 2012

Be Here Now

Recently one of my mantras has been...Be Here Now. I even got a piece of art on saturday that has that saying on it.  I need to carry that piece around with's too big to wear as a necklace but I may soon have to.  There are so many things that I want to do but to actually get that much done my days would have to be 40 hours long.  How does one balance work, exercise, friends, playtime, child-rearing, marriage, and downtime? I'm not sure. Maybe no one has a good answer and everyone is just running around pretending to know what they are doing...that's pretty much been what I've been doing for about 5 years now.  So why is my Be Here Now mantra feeling extra important...well because recently while thinking about all I have to do I've missed present opportunities. Or even better...while practicing Be Here Now I've gained serenity.  I can be a bit of a whirling dervish so serenity and sitting still are two gifts I am learning to cherish.
I'm accepting that my to do list will never get done because I always add to instead of focusing all of my time on what I have to do I'm spending a little more time focusing on what I am doing...
listening to my husband play guitar and the snort of giggling pigs as my son plays angry birds, the whir of the fan as it's breeze tickles my ear, the click of the keyboard keys, the sound of the school bus outside...
Now here is the funny part...I feel all serene and while sitting in the stillness of my contentment I have finally found the motivation to clean my bathrooms.  :D

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