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.