Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present. ~Babatunde Olatunji
In this season of giving, I am more and more aware of the power of a moment of presence. The space where when we stop, take a breathe, witness an inner thought, a thing of beauty, even the sorrow of someone passed on the street, and we remember. We remember that we are not alone. We are on an amazing journey called life. A life fully lived, I believe, is in the embracing of all of the experiences.
Somewhere we have learned that life is only good if we get what we want. Like little children on our gift giving holidays we get upset and throw a fit if the right present is not received. Heck, I have thrown a few adult temper tantrums myself because I did not get what I wanted or expected.
Like in the story of the Wizard of Oz, we put illusionary characters out and create fantastical stories of the magical powers of such folk. Yet, it is the illusion and fantasy, the expection created by the lie that creates the disillusionment.
The Truth and the Gift – we are here to remember “we have it in US”
I love the story of three wisemen trying to decide what to do with the secret of life. The first one says “let’s put in on the highest mountain.” “No,” the others say,” human’s will journey to the highest mountain.” “What about the bottom of the ocean?” says the second wiseman. ‘No, they will get there too,” they agreed. “I know”, says the third wiseman. ‘Let’s put it inside of them, they will never go there!”
The gift is in us and we have the capacity to fully embrace it and have all that is our desire, moment by moment by moment. By staying present to what is this season.
If you struggle with the concepts I have presented, I want you to know you are not alone. We all struggle. Yet, there are ways to find more peace, more joy, more happiness and more professional fulfillment and you can have your favorite toy!
It is my passion to support you in the process.
Gift giving and receiving is my language of love. Please see the left sidebar for my gifts for you this season.
My 2016 be a year full of your greatest gifts, both the giving and receiving as well as the remembering……. The gift is you – the power is within you.