“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV
I get up in the morning and love that I woke up for another day of life on this amazing planet.
Despite the ache in my left shoulder blade and the fact that I will someday die, I can still go stand outside and listen to the birds sing, the wind rustling the leaves of the trees.
I don’t love washing the dishes, but I love having a clean kitchen so the inconvenience of washing the dishes becomes worth it.
The more presence and awareness I bring to each moment, each task, each conversation, each breath… the better I function. Trying to multitask just results in a bunch of things done with mediocrity.
I love to write. I love to read. I love to listen to music. I love to dance when I’m by myself. I love to gaze at flowers and the lake and volcanoes and sky. I love to hang out with my girl and my man. I love a free afternoon. I love coffee, chai, getting to work and having a productive morning. I love chocolate and yoga. I love love. I love me. I love you. I love Life.
I used to not love what I was doing. With my career, in my relationships. Once I realized this, I made changes. Small and big changes, over a long period of time, that have led me to where I am today. Which is nowhere. And everywhere. And the ideal place for me in this moment.
May all beings be love and be loved!