Cherishing Ordinary Moments

Life is filled with ordinary moments which we notice, when we allow life to slow down to a crawl.

Life these days is filled with long walks, reading several newspapers from cover to cover - yes - the old fashioned way - in print of all things - and time is also spent losing myself in novels, and enjoying fine wines and home cooked meals.

Life is filled with interacting with friends and loved ones, either online or through visits, or phone calls, or other ways.

Sunday, I met dear friends at a concert. That was the most dramatic thing I'd done since surgery. I went to hear Mindy Smith, whose music my friends and I had been following for several years.

Today I came across this quote from Rumi, which seemed so appropriate for this time in my life right now:

"Observe the wonders as they occur around you.
Do not claim them.
Feel the artistry moving through,
and be silent."

Each day, is an opportunity to observe the wonders that occur around you, through you and others - in the simplest of little things, such as enjoying a cup of coffee, or exquisite Chinese tea, gifted to me by a friend...

Earlier in the week, I read this by
Pema Chödrön, entitled, "Cherish Ordinary Moments:"

"In our most ordinary days we have moments of happiness, moments of comfort and enjoyment, moments of seeing something that pleased us, something that touched us, moments of contacting the tenderness of our hearts. We can take joy in that. I find that it’s essential during the day to actually note when I feel happiness or when something positive happens, and to begin to cherish those moments as precious. Gradually we can begin to cherish the preciousness of our whole life just as it is, with its ups and downs, its failures and successes, its roughness and smoothness."

May your days be filled with the cherishing of ordinary moments. Drink them in, and enjoy them well. We never know how many of them we have, and each one is precious!

Comments

lynette said…
Beautiful Rumi quotation. Thanks for sharing!

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