Friday, May 4, 2012

beyond the bloom

(Writer's Note: This past Sunday my computer had a "fatal error" smack dab in the middle of an instant viewing of a terrible RomCom. My computer was definitely sending a message.  Regardless, this is the first time I've turned it on since. A miracle! It's alive. I have updates, but those will have to occur when I have more time. In the meantime....)

 I read a book of daily meditations called Journey to the Heart.  Today's was just perfect:

Cherish each Moment

Stop waiting for the one moment in time that will change your life. Instead, cherish all the moments.  A desert cactus that blooms briefly only once a year does not consider all the moments it is not in bloom wasted. It considers them necessary and important. It knows the rest of the year, the rest of its life, it is beautiful too.

All the moments count. The quiet moments. The moments of boredom and solitude.  The moments of sharing. The exciting moments of discovery. The moments of grandeur. The agonizing moments when we feel sad, angry, and upset. Each moment in time is equally important.  Don't wait and hope for the one thing, the one person, the one event, that will change your life, plummet you into the future and the life you desire. Instead remember that each moment in time brings change, evolution, and transformation.

Most of us relish the magnificent spiritual experiences, those tremendous discoveries, those important times of change. But those moments don't happen that often. The truth is, each moment in time is a spiritual experience, an important time of change. Cherish all your moments. Soon you will see the beauty and power of each.

Let each moment have value. Let each day of your life be the spiritual experience you seek. The power to change and evolve lies within you. The life you desire is happening right now. Your destiny is here.

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