Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When Enough's Enough

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As I sit and meditate I have moments of being mindful/staying present in the moment. Glimpses. I feel within myself a spaciousness that allows me to observe without reacting. I can observe what is happening right now without wishing it were different. I can enjoy the pleasant without trying to grasp onto it as I know it will change. I can accept the unpleasant without being fearful that it’ll never end, because it will. These moments are enough to sustain me.
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Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.
This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.
Until now

David Whyte, Where Many Rivers Meet
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11 comments:

Myrna R. said...

Christy, visiting your blog is like a trip to a planet made of nothing but art. What a delight. What a gift, the moments I spend here.

Jessica Cangiano said...

One will never get today back, so while it's fine to wish certain elements were better/different, I usually try to share your sense of contentment with the moment that we are blessed to have right now.


♥ Jessica

Couture Carrie said...

Inspired post, darling!
Love it!

xoxox,
CC

Stacey Merrill said...

What Myma said x 2! I need to stop by your world more often :)

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Bonnie said...

These are beautiful. I really like the last one.

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kj said...

lots and mountains of wisdom here, my friend. be. here. now.

the past is past. the future doesn't exist. just now.

love always
kj

Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

There must be something in the air. You are the third (Australian) blog this morning to ponder this. Is it a mid winter thing? Or a mid life thing? Or an every now and then thing? Love the pictures and words here.

Imogen said...

I love the last picture so much it is really amazing. I have to be careful not to look at it for too long though; my eyes can't handle it haha. I agree with what you wrote I feel that often too.

bananaorangeapple said...

I love the fox in sox, oops I mean shoes, down there, but seriously that tree picture is making me feel giddy! Great blog, now following.
Hannah

dawnwhitehand said...

Hey Christy... great blog! So, are the words y ours & the images borrowed? Confused with the 'via' thing... eitherway i like it :-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm bookmarking this post. The words and images are inspiring. Thanks!!!
xo jj