In this moment
Growth, I released my grief it was a heavy load survived this sleep and now I’m letting go; waking up and living up to what I had proposed ,a woman now, I loved the girl I used to be every step she took was reaching out to me, every breath is blessed, responsibility I made it baby! (Natalie Stewart, poet) (one of my favourite lyricist and poets!!)
This morning I woke up early and decided to go and take a quick run, as I was running the usual morning scenes unfolded around me, women carrying water on their heads, men waiting around on their Boda Boda’s for passengers, many people walking to their destination and the sun coming up against this backdrop ( An African sunrise is an awesome sight!) As I was running I was thinking in this moment, you are noticing all these scenes are present and I realized that this moment is all that ever counts. This moment! This moment is really all you ever have for sure, why miss this moment to think, to fuss, to stress about another moment that you cannot ever predict for sure? I am not saying not to make plans, set goals and have lists, I am saying be present in the moment knowing for sure that every moment contributes to the whole. Eckhart Tolle’s book “The Power of Now” is one of the best pieces of work I have ever read, he says “As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out the present-moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love - even the most simple action.”
I remembered Eckhart’s work this morning running and I was able to fully enjoy the experience. I focused on what I was doing now not what I had to after, living in the moment. Try it, try being in the moment in every single thing you do, be present! Be there, not at the meeting in one hour or what you forgot to do and will do later! It’s the beginning of awareness and I've learnt awareness is “I-opening”
So what did I learn today?
In this moment, am I willing to smile anyway? In this morning am I willing to stop being so self absorbed? In this moment am I willing to find something to be grateful for? Am I willing to be of service and give something back? In this moment am I willing to get out of bed and still show up? In this moment am I willing to still embrace? To still smile, to just be nice? Just in THIS MOMENT and Newsflash, this moment is ALL you have! You can only ACT in the now in this moment! That’s joy you put off! It’s worth it to live in this moment!