In this moment I can feel the firmness of the cushion against my back and my booty. I can feel the cold of my feet as they criss-cross on opposite calves. I can feel the tickle in my ear as my hair hangs loose. I can hear the faint ocean sounds over the monitor as my baby sleeps and the deep breathing of my dog resting nearby.
I can feel which muscles are a little tight by the pull they give on my ribs as I try to take an extra deep breath. I can feel the cold of my water as it goes down my throat.
It is a refreshing pace. There is a deep comfort in being in this moment even as my fingers press the keys, clicking on my keyboard. This moment is peaceful. This moment is calm.
While I am still practicing finding the here and now as two kids run around me issuing demands, I will continue to try. Why? Because if I can find it in those moments, I can parent from a whole new level of peace. From this level that is right here in THIS moment. I will keep working toward that but for now, back to this moment, I will just enjoy.
I'm grateful for this beautiful moment. I'm grateful to tune in and feel my body. I'm grateful for the soft, comforting noises of home around me. I'm grateful for the click of my keyboard that seems somehow detached from myself even as I know I am typing it. I'm grateful for this comfortable seat and that my feet are warming against my legs. I'm grateful to focus and feel as the breath comes in and out. I'm grateful for the here and now; it really is the most wonderful place.
Where are you? What sensations do you feel? What is your focus? How do you find ways to be present throughout the day?
May today remind us how beautiful the current moment is when we take the time to be in it. May we celebrate each day, each moment, and each breath as a blessing. Have a beautiful day!