every morning we wake to a new opportunity
to tell a new story
and leave the past behind us
surrender to the path before us
and be here now
I wrote this yesterday afternoon after a walk with Bodhi where I was alternately thinking about and practicing it.
For me, sometimes it's difficult to stay in the moment. My mind still has a tendency to race ahead toward the future; crossing multiple imagined finish lines while simultaneously fearing devastating loss. Living in the future only creates anxiety in me.
A daily mindfulness practice has been bringing me closer to a self I've only had glimpses of previously. Meditating first thing each morning opens me up to experiencing the fullness of what this day, this moment, contains.
It's bringing more peace and gratitude to my life.