It’s so often right in view . The glorious beauty and mystery of life interwoven with past, present and future into one thread . That thread connects us all . The layers of living moving through time and space as one and yet still all at once .
The beauty and the mystery forever intertwined in each breath .
A single moment can change everything or so that’s how we perceive it . Rather it’s a string of moments leading up to one that grabs hold of our desire , our purpose , need . And yet I can be in awe of a single moment and it’s power .
In a single moment one can transform sadness into possibility by taking pause and inviting the experience of gratitude into view .
Gratitude takes us deep within our connections to life . It where we can sense the continuity and beauty of life and our role in it . A single moment when gratitude wells up from inside and flows outward into life nourishing where there is famine and healing where there is brokenness . And there is the peacefulness of gratitude.
The outer flow of rushing about , tactile closeness with all that we seek , filling holes in time and mind abruptly called to cease . A jolt has come .
Suddenly there was silence .
Empty streets and roads eerily made space for contemplation . Birds became renewed in the absence of man’s busyness and their songs rang out in sweetness and joy . Their freedom to soar and to explore quietly inviting a look into one’s soul .
Suddenly we could see .
Sacredness in each breath of all living things is known like never before . “Don’t take my breath away ” we call out while our absence from the hectic activity we crave has been healing the air . The glory of nature set free , her colors rebound as if touched by magic , while we enter a passage …what will we discover ?
The water invites one’s woes to be carried away ,
as it lightens the spirit and frees ancient aches so that they soar into the heavens .
Relentless rains and their density are something to beware . Their heaviness can be
dreamt away .
The ocean waves and river’s flow tell their stories to our souls . They speak a language
recognizable to our hearts and invite a dance from the depths of our breath into