I'm so grateful for these moments of stillness. Everyone else in the house is still asleep. The dogs are curled up by my side. The sounds of the distant train, ticking clock, and clicks of the keys on my keyboard are the only sounds filling the air. It is a beautiful, cool morning. The air is chilly as Autumn gives a sneak preview of what is to come. This is the stillness. As you are reading this you will not know of the full minute pauses in between sentences as I just sit in this stillness. I'm so grateful to just be. I'm grateful to just breathe. I'm grateful for the cadence of the clock that grounds me. I'm grateful for the peace in this moment. Yesterday when the work on the house was done for the evening I could not feel the stillness. I felt a whirl of energies and my cells unable to dispel it. I ran a hot bath and sat with all but my nose and mouth under the water. As I breathed in I could feel my body float up. As I exhaled I could feel my body sink back into the water's warm embrace. The song lyrics "if I just lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world" rolled through my head. Peace. Letting go of all the lists of to dos and what's nexts. I'm so grateful for water. I'm so grateful for the stillness of breath. I'm grateful for the luxury I rarely take of using the bath tub. I'm grateful to feel God within my heart in these moments. I'm grateful to feel God in this stillness between finishing this and starting what's next. I'm grateful to know God is with me even through the tasks but I'm grateful for the moments of pause when I FEEL that embodiment of love. When was the last time you just laid there? What would it take to do nothing? Who would you ask to lay with you? It is a myth that we lose our inner peace. It is a myth that we are ever truly broken. The truth is we forget to go back to that place of peace and forget our wholeness is always waiting for us in the big picture. It is a beautiful World. And love, stillness, and peace go beyond it. There is no boundaries. So, if I just laid here…would you lie with me? Would you forget the World of lists and just be in the stillness of this moment with me? I'm so grateful for all you do. And I'm so grateful for all you do not do. I'm grateful to share this stillness with you knowing there is always more and we are always whole. May your day be blessed with the peace of feeling this moment. May you feel love in your heart for no one and everyone all at once. Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.