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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

It’s sometimes easy to go through life without a real connection to what it is you are doing; that sense of presence & intention that can make the most ordinary moment become something extraordinary.  We can somehow often find a way to run on autopilot, almost numbing out the true experience & instead just being a body, making the movements, but not stopping to feel, to be present, immersed.  For example,  I might be home with my girls, cooking, checking the internet, checking my text messages, preparing for evening routines in my mind.  And all the while I have missed out on the smiles, the laughter, maybe the tears, the anger, the fights.  It could be something as simple as driving a car, but rather than being disconnected thinking about the meeting you are about to attend or the dinner you have to make later in the day, instead being fully connected; connected to the visual images passing you by, the sounds on the roadside, maybe even the angry driver beside you or the beauty of birds in the sky.  Don’t let life pass you by – be here, be with what is present, experience it from the heart.  Each moment, every experience is here for us to grow & learn from , whether it brings sorrow or joy, difficulty or ease, love or anger.  It is here & it makes us who we are in this moment.  So find the gratitude in that and take both this gratitude & presence of mind into your life.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mo #

    great post! & congrats on blogging!!

    July 15, 2010
  2. Sneh #

    Very impressive, Sheila. You write very well. Your blog is brief, rich in thought, and inspirational. Keep blogging!

    July 15, 2010
  3. Priis #

    way to go!! thanks for sharing, look forward to your posts 🙂

    July 16, 2010
  4. Tanima #

    Nicely put! Look forward to reading more….congratulations.

    July 16, 2010
  5. Maneesha #

    Very nice! Congrats on yet another endeavor. Personally, I rather enjoy the beauty of trees and the moon. 🙂

    July 16, 2010
  6. Manju jhawar #

    Sheils,
    very nicely thoughtfully written these blogs.
    I am impressed and very proud of you.
    Keep writting , some day you can write a Book.
    Congrats……..look forward to reading every weeks.

    July 26, 2010
  7. Shefaly #

    Great posts Sheils!! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on getting it started!

    August 14, 2010

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